RIPA is all about Govermnt bodies- Police- Customs -trading standards and MOD yes and RMP etc. Local authorities comply with it and some investigators follow the spirit of the Act. You must read up on ECHR as well if you are going for a job interview and you bluff it you will come...
If on the business frequency you need to speak to the supplier NOT legal to use some of the ex job radios in UK and you would need a OFFCOM licence any way.
(May be an ex police radio not re programmed )
If its a snifer (Drugs dog) can it do it with three legs ? Or do you sack it after all that training! So depends on role and capability? If its a tracker which would you want after you ? A blood hound or german shep (Alsatian) both v effective. Dog and handler in these circs should be...
No regulation for the private surveillance operator?? Watch out if you are not RIPA compliant ! Go with the spirit of the act ? can be costly-See article The Times Jan 18th 2007 (Criminal investigators) and there is more recent stuff out there- anti terror regulations/law etc !! Trespass- so...
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