Thursday, August 19, 2010

In the news: Hey, what do you know, it *is* stalking. Maybe.

As it turns out, Timothy Stitt has discovered that it is stalking even with a licence. At least in Colorado where Mr Stitt was arrested and charged with felony stalking after placing a GPS tracker on a car belonging to one Shantele Sherman.  Mr Stitt was surveilling Sherman on behalf of her estranged husband, Jeff Schudel, who is embroiled in a child-custody dispute.

Actually, Colorado is one of only a handful of US states that does not require PIs to be licenced.

Meanwhile, in another matter, it has been reported that the European Appeal Tribunal has concluded:
"...covert surveillance does not contravene the individual’s right to privacy under Article 8 of the European Convention of Human Rights (ECHR). However the level of covert surveillance cannot be disproportionate to achieving its aims."
 If only Mr Stitt had been living in a more civilised society, eh?

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