Data on UK police access to phone and email information

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  1. deBoetie

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    Guardian: UK police requests to access phone calls or emails are granted 93% of the time

    http://www.theguardian.com/world/20...-phone-calls-emails-granted-every-two-minutes

    Big Brother Watch Report (based on FOI requests):
    http://www.bigbrotherwatch.org.uk/w...-Watch-Report-Police-Communications-Data1.pdf

    Cognoscenti may appreciate this, from the Guardian article:-

    Ch Supt Stephen Graham, head of the West Midlands Police intelligence department, said: ....

    “People may think that it is an extension of police powers when all it is doing is giving us the ability to do what we already do.”
     
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