EncroChat: TOP LAWYER WARNED CPS OF RISK THAT PHONE HACKING WARRANTS COULD BE UNLAWFUL

On 30 April, Computer Weekly reported that a senior lawyer told the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) that there was a “substantial risk” that police warrants to obtain messages from the encrypted mobile phone network, EncroChat, would be found “unlawful”; and that that the CPS could face “formidable arguments” over the lawfulness of warrants obtained by the NCA.  British police have made some 1,550 arrests after obtaining millions of hacked messages from EncroChat encrypted phones, and around 250 prosecutions are pending, involving multiple defendants who are accused of money laundering, supplying drugs, violent crime, or firearms offences. 

https://www.computerweekly.com/news/252500061/EncroChat-Top-lawyer-warned-CPS-of-risk-that-phone-hacking-warrants-could-be-unlawful

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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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