UK: REPORT ON MOBILE PHONE DATA WHEN CONDUCTING CRIMINAL INVESTIGATIONS

On 6 July, Addleshaw Goddard LLP reported that the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has released an investigation report on policy extraction of mobile phone data when conducting criminal investigations in England and Wales following concerns about excessive processing of personal data. The report says that a whole-of-system approach is needed to improve privacy protection whilst achieving legitimate criminal justice objectives.  Recommendations in the report include the introduction of a new code of practice to improve practices and better support for police and prosecutors in their work.

The report is at –

https://ico.org.uk/about-the-ico/news-and-events/news-and-blogs/2020/06/ico-releases-findings-on-the-use-of-mobile-phone-extraction-by-police-forces/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Author: raytodd2017

Chartered Legal Executive and former senior manager with Isle of Man Customs and Excise, where I was (amongst other things) Sanctions Officer (for UN/EU sanctions), Export Licensing Officer and Manager of the Legal-Library & Collectorate Support Section

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