Police: Mobile Phones:Written question - 64186

Asked by Chi Onwurah
(Newcastle upon Tyne Central)

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Asked on: 24 June 2020
Home Office
Police: Mobile Phones
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what plans her Department has to make an assessment of the potential merits of introducing a statutory code to ensure that laws on mobile data extraction are clear in relation to the findings of the Information Commissioner's Office findings on the use of mobile phone extraction by police forces, published on 18 June 2020.
Answered by: Kit Malthouse
Answered on: 08 July 2020

The Home Office, along with policing partners and the Crown Prosecution Service, is considering the recommendations made by the Information Commissioner on mobile phone extraction by police forces.

The College of Policing, which leads on providing guidance to police forces on operational activity and standards, are already in the process of developing guidance for investigators who make decisions on the use of mobile data extraction. The Home Office is supporting the College on this work.

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