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UK police made 670 data requests a day in 2012-2014 - BBW

Tuesday 2 June 2015 | 11:20 CET | News
UK police forces made over 733,237 requests for information on people's phone calls, SMS, e-mails and web searches in 2012-2014, according to research by privacy rights group Big Brother Watch (BBW). This is the equivalent of 670 requests a day or 28 an hour. On average, 96 percent of all requests were approved, but there were big differences between police forces. Nearly 20 percent of requests from London's Metropolitan Police failing internal tests to proceed, but in Scotland only 1.7 percent of the requests were turned down, the research found. Big Brother Watch said there was too much

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