The Three Minute Brief: Privacy and the Police

30 Apr 2019

Public Law and Judicial Review

Privacy and the Police: Met mistaken to rely on consent says Dr Sam Fowles

In the first post of a new video blog on the legal issues on cutting edge legal issues, “The Three Minute Brief”, Cornerstone’s Sam Fowles looks at the use of rape complainant’s mobile phone data by the police. He argues that, contrary to recent news reports, the Met police shouldn’t rely on consent to process mobile phone data and, if they are, then the current practice is likely unlawful.

This is essentially watching for anyone dealing with personal data and privacy and particularly for those dealing with law enforcement of working for private clients who may have dealings with law enforcement.

The Three Minute Brief will take on a new current legal issue on a weekly basis. This week’s video can be found here.