The watching detectives: GSOC’s methods are raising plenty of eyebrows

Is the agency in danger of over-reaching its powers?

24th January, 2016
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Frances Fitzgerald, Minister for Justice

The advertisement currently running to recruit an intelligence analyst for the Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission (GSOC) is a sign of the times.

Candidates should possess a full understanding and commitment to the fundamental principles of human rights, as well as intelligence analysis and law enforcement expertise.

Also desirable: “experience of working with telecoms data” and an understanding of the Communications (Retention of Data) Act 2011.

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