Interesting stuff from Lorna Siggins on IRMS surveillance of protesters:
OPPONENTS OF the Corrib gas project in north Mayo are seeking legal advice on a communication that indicates the Rossport solidarity camp is under 24-hour surveillance by a private security company.
The communication involves a “situation report” that documents movements at the protest camp in late June.http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/...321894220.htmlIt is understood the report was inadvertently forwarded to a non-company email address, following its circulation among a group of 10 email addresses on June 30th last. Two retired members of the Garda Síochána were listed among the 10 on the circulation list – former superintendent Pat Doyle, who works for I-RMS as part of the Senaca Group, and former chief superintendent and head of the Mayo Garda division John Carey, who was hired by Shell EP Ireland in 2006.
UCD law lecturer TJ McIntyre, chairman of the independent civil liberties group Digital Rights Ireland, said without the full facts it is impossible to say whether either an offence or a breach of data protection law may have taken place.