Controversial surveillance rule ‘snooper’s charter’ has been used seven times by the Financial Services Authority (FSA), Wealth Manager can reveal.
The City regulator has used directed surveillance four times, and made use of covert human intelligence – where an investigator assumes an identity or forms a relationship to gather information for a criminal probe – three times, according to information released under the Freedom of Information (FOI) Act.
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