Ministerial kisses captured on camera raise major surveillance issues for Parliament
Members of Parliament are concerned about last week’s resignation of the Health Secretary and this is not because Mr. Hancock breached his own COVID regulations and was caught canoodling in front of a CCTV camera. The concern arises because the CCTV images were covertly taken from inside Mr. Hancock’s Ministerial Office and disclosed, without authority, to The Sun newspaper.
If this can happen to a Cabinet Minister, MPs are wondering, what is the level of state surveillance that can be turned on other Ministers and on them?
The Department of Health and Social Care (DoHSC) has launched an internal investigation with input from the Computer Security Group of the Cabinet Office.