The action or practice of connecting a device to a telephone so that the conversation can be listened to secretly: the ban on phone tapping should be strengthened [as modifier]: a phone-tapping scandal
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- Be it a landline or a mobile, technology has thoroughly outpaced the law on unauthorised phone tapping.
- The ten month-long operation involved 400 officers and hours of phone tapping.
- Most of the information was collected through illegal means, such as phone tapping, spying and even torture.
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