Crime Intelligence can't use 99% of communications from interception targets, Parliament hears

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Crime Intelligence can't use 99% of the communications it gets from interception targets.
Crime Intelligence can't use 99% of the communications it gets from interception targets.
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The police's Crime Intelligence can't use 99% of the communications of the people they are monitoring, according to RICA judge Bess Nkabinde's report to Parliament's Joint Standing Committee on Intelligence.

In her report to the JSCI, Nkabinde - the judge designated to oversee the interception of private communications - said she received a report from then acting head of Crime Intelligence Yolisa Mokgabudi on 12 March.

"The system is outdated, regularly collapses resulting in the loss of interception communication products," Mokgabudi reported to Nkabinde.

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