PI’s submission to the Investigatory Powers Commissioner’s Office on social media monitoring by Local Authorities
PI’s submission highlights our concerns about increased social media monitoring by Local Authorities against an unclear regulatory framework
Privacy International sent a letter to the Investigatory Powers Commissioner’s Office (IPCO) addressing social media monitoring carried out by Local Authorities.
The submission builds on a campaign and research carried out by PI highlighting the growth of social media monitoring across Local Authorities, as well as the general lack of internal oversight for some of these activities. After providing an introduction to the research and the findings, the letter highlights each of PI’s concerns regarding the shortcomings of the existing regulatory framework, and calls on the IPCO to take action.