C v Chief Constable of the Police Service of Scotland: some thoughts on privacy, proportionality and police constables

Fiona Grant

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Abstract

Examines C v Chief Constable of the Police Service of Scotland (OH) on whether police officers' privacy was violated by the interception of WhatsApp messages for use in investigations of misconduct under the Police Service of Scotland (Conduct) Regulations 2014. Considers whether the law on breach of confidence and misuse of private information extended from English to Scots law, and whether the Scottish courts had recognised a right to privacy.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)42-53
Number of pages12
JournalJuridical Review
Volume42
Issue number1
Early online date1 Mar 2020
Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 2020

Keywords

  • Breach of confidence
  • Instant messaging
  • Misuse of private information
  • Police officers
  • Privacy
  • Professional conduct
  • Right to respect for private and family life
  • Scotland

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