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Short Update: Justice Secretary warns police not to 'single out' people on social media for lockdown breaches

FairTrialsAdmin - April 29, 2020 - COVID-19 Updates, Extended police powers, Surveillance, New criminal offences

Justice Secretary Robert Buckland stated to the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Human Rights that it is acceptable for the police to publish photographs of large groups of people contravening lockdown rules on social media as a means of disincentivising rule-breaking behaviour. The Justice Secretary qualified his statement with the warning that police officers should not however 'name and shame' individuals who have yet to face 'due process'.

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