How police can download the private contents of your phone in MINUTES
How police can download the private contents of your phone in MINUTES without a warrant and with ‘no limit on the volume of data’
The UK police can download your phone data without a warrant in a matter of minutes, a shocking video has revealed.
The footage shows how officers can use a machine to extract all kinds of information, including location data, deleted pictures and encrypted messages.
Opposition groups have argued that the police should not be able to access this data, which can currently used on suspects, victims and witnesses.
They warn there is ‘no limit on the volume of data’ police can obtain, and it could happen even if charges are never bought
London-based charity Privacy International has highlighted how police access people’s passwords, internet searches and emails without prior permission.
The technology, which was shown on BBC‘s Victoria Derbyshire show, is currently used by at least 26 police forces in England and Wales.
Using this machine, officers are able to access deleted data, including messages sent to the phone by other people.