06 Sep Privacy Concerns Rise As Police Scotland Crack Thousands of Mobile Devices for Data
Investigative journalism website The Ferret has revealed that Police Scotland has been able to crack data from around 35,973 phones and 16,587 computers using Israeli technology.
Current laws allow police to obtain data from the phones of detained or arrested individuals, even without the owner’s consent. They can even use password-cracking tools, and the data gathered will still be admissible in court.
Privacy advocates have voiced their concerns on the matter. Executive Director of the Open Rights Group, Jim Killock, says that the police should not be allowed to analyze mobile devices without a warrant.
Source: The Ferret Scotland