UK COURTS FACE EVIDENCE ‘BLACK HOLE’ OVER POLICE ENCROCHAT MASS HACKING

On 29 March, Computer Weekly reported that French investigators have refused to disclose how they downloaded millions of messages from a supposedly secure cryptophone network used by organised criminals – leaving UK courts to grapple with a forensic ‘black hole’ of evidence.  Experts claim that law enforcement and prosecutors have not followed long-established forensic principles – potentially undermining evidence being used in prosecutions of people accused of using EncroChat to organise serious crimes.

https://www.computerweekly.com/news/252498544/UK-courts-face-evidence-black-hole-over-police-EncroChat-mass-hacking

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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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