Police: Data Protection:Written question - 69552

Asked by Chi Onwurah
(Newcastle upon Tyne Central)
Asked on: 06 July 2020
Home Office
Police: Data Protection
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether her Department plans to require police forces to put in place appropriate independent oversight and governance of extracted data that is not relevant to an investigation.
Answered by: Kit Malthouse
Answered on: 14 July 2020

Data extracted in the course of a police investigation must be stored safely and securely and retained only in accordance with all relevant legislation and guidance.

We will work with operational partners to ensure public confidence in the use of extracted data in the criminal justice system.

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