The American Secret Service was bugging Princess Diana’s telephone conversations without the approval of the British security services on the night she died, according to the most comprehensive report on her death, to be published this week.
Among extraordinary details due to emerge in the report by former Metropolitan police commissioner Lord Stevens is the revelation that the US security service was bugging her calls in the hours before she was killed in a car crash in Paris…
… read the rest at Guardian Unlimited (link here)
Why Would The Yanks Bug Diana?
Maybe I’m naive, but I can’t think of a reason that the Americans would want to bug Diana. The Brits, yes. Americans, no.
Could the Yanks have been bugging Diana for the British? Perhaps on a “gentlemen’s agreement”?
And that brings us to the real problem – when the police or intelligence services have the equipment and the knowledge to intercept private communications, they do so. Without oversight and accountability, the police use invasive wiretaps as a first investigative step rather than as a measure of last resort when all other evidence-gathering techniques have failed.
Does Barbados Have Any Laws Regarding Police Interception Of Private Communications?
Any lawyers or Members of Parliament out there who can tell us what the law is regarding the use of telephone taps in Barbados?