Lawn Mowing Ex-policeman Cannot Claim Spy Breach by Private Eyes

The laws of conducting surveillance on insurance claimants can vary by state and even by country.

An article appearing in Out-Law.com highlights the potential conflict of British laws that involve government surveillance and verifying the validity of an insurance claim.

In August 2002, the UK police instructed a private detective firm to observe a former sergeant to see if he was doing anything that was inconsistent with his claimed injuries. Nine minutes of video footage showed the ex-policeman mowing the lawn and in his car.

The former policeman wanted the Tribunal to rule against the police force under RIPA, the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act, but the Tribunal has found that it has no jurisdiction to do so because the filming of the former policeman did not constitute the kind of surveillance that RIPA governs.

The Tribunal is where individuals who think that their rights have been infringed can complain about the actions of public bodies. The Tribunal, though, only has jurisdiction if the surveillance dealt with is “directed surveillance” within the meaning of sections 26 and 48 (1) and (2) of RIPA.
See: The ruling (27-page / 231 KB PDF)

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  1. PI BUZZ,

    The IDEA of a Tribunal for the USA sounds good to me. It could be more simple than the styem in place presently in the California coastal city I live in. Where individuals who think that their civil rights have been infringed must first make a complaint about the action(s) of public bodies to the proper department or office for an internal investigation. After a review report and / or decision is released and you disagree with the findings. You have a short period of time to file a written request for a Appeals broad to schedule a hearing for you to speak in a very controlled format. You are advised to bring consel to represent you. Now your harmed by the high cost of a attorney for speaking out against the action(s) taken by People with Power. Misuse of Power by any of the following (exsamples) Elected Officals, Police,D.A. Prosecutors, Zoning, Planning, Building, Code Enforcement etc.. The bias sytem allows illegal misuse of power in many departments. Depending who you are / who you know or what and where the issue is in regards to do you find justice. Violation of Civil right do accure daily. Oh yes and if you don’t have deep pockets the Courts are not going to help you. Judges truly do not let a Pro Per be heard because of two big reasons. One, they slow down the process and Judges HATE that and they look down at you for not knowing the games of the court room. Two, the people in power have a say in appointing a Judges. So of course a local Judge does not go against friend with public powers. In my city the courts are owned by those who misuse their power and position.

    I got off tract. Direct surveillance for potential insurance fraud is a must to fairly verify the absolute abuse of a claim. The Tribunal, though, only has jurisdiction if the surveillance dealt with is “directed surveillance” within the
    potential conflict of British laws that involve government surveillance and verifying the validity of an insurance claim. Abuse ? surveillance are absolute prove of deception both medical examination along with PI surveillane investigation are reliable means / practices this makes it evident. bearing on or establishing the point in question in a court of law.
    What will California being doing with the subject of PI survellance?
    This is the first time I have been on the internet. Is this bloging? I ‘ve heard about it but did not understand how it was carried out. While I am multi tasking I every so often look up from my painting and see the word “true” why? Is what I am thinking and writing being read as I go hope not I don’t spell and I was not clear with my thoughts. Where can I learn more. What are the boxes below submit Comment for?????????
    BE SMART BE SAFE BE SMILING.

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