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Dear Metropolitan Police Service (MPS),

Please advise me under FOI whether the Met:

- Has received services from Cellebrite, either for cloud extraction or any other services
- Whether these services included Facial Recognition technology
- Whether the use of Cellebrite’s services required the Met to send data or hardware to Cellebrite.
- If the use of Cellebrite’s services required the Met to send data or hardware to Cellebrite?
- Whose data was analysed? Suspects? Witnesses? Victims? Or all of these categories?

Yours faithfully,

Chris B

Cyclops on behalf of Peter Deja, Metropolitan Police Service (MPS)

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Information Rights Unit
PO Box 313
Sidcup
DA15 0HH

 

Email: [1][the Met request email]

 

[2]www.met.police.uk

 

Your ref: 
Our ref: 01/FOI/20/015292

 

31/07/2020

 

 

 
 

 

Dear  Chris 

 

Freedom of Information Request Reference No: 01/FOI/20/015292

 

I write in connection with your request for information which was received
by Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) on 30/07/2020.

 

DECISION

 

I have decided that, in accordance with Section 8 of the Freedom of
Information Act 2000 (the Act), your enquiry is not considered a valid
request.

 

REASON FOR DECISION

 

A request under the Act is required by statute to include your name and an
address for correspondence.  As you have not provided your FULL NAME ( we
need your surname as well) - you just put the letter B for your surname
--- I have decided that the requirement outlined by Section 8(1)(b) has
not been met.

 

In order for the MPS to proceed with your request you are required to
provide the information outlined above.  If for any reason you are unable
to do so, please contact me for assistance or seek assistance from any
other available source.

 

We will consider your resubmitted request upon receipt as long as it meets
the requirements stated above. You will receive a response within the
statutory timescale of 20 working days as defined by the Act.

 

Should you have any further enquiries concerning this matter, please
contact me using the email or postal addresses at the top of this
document, quoting the reference number for this request.

 

 

Peter Deja

 

 

 

LEGAL ANNEX

 

Section 8(1) of the Act provides:

 

(1)       In this Act any reference to a "request for information" is a
reference to such a request which- 

 

(a) is in writing, 

(b) states the name of the applicant and an address for correspondence,
and 

(c) describes the information requested. 

 

(2)      For the purposes of subsection (1)(a), a request is to be treated
as made in writing where the text of the request- 

 

(a) is transmitted by electronic means, 

(b) is received in legible form, and 

(c) is capable of being used for subsequent reference.

 

 

COMPLAINT RIGHTS

 

Are you unhappy with how your request has been handled or do you think the
decision is incorrect?

 

You have the right to require the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) to
review their decision.

 

Prior to lodging a formal complaint you are welcome to discuss the
response with the case officer who dealt with your request.  

 

Complaint

 

If you are dissatisfied with the handling procedures or the decision of
the MPS made under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (the Act) regarding
access to information you can lodge a complaint with the MPS to have the
decision reviewed.

 

Complaints should be made in writing, within forty (40) working days from
the date of the refusal notice, and addressed to:

 

FOI Complaint

Information Rights Unit

PO Box 313

Sidcup

DA15 0HH

[3][the Met request email] 

 

In all possible circumstances the MPS will aim to respond to your
complaint within 20 working days.

 

The Information Commissioner

 

After lodging a complaint with the MPS if you are still dissatisfied with
the decision you may make application to the Information Commissioner for
a decision on whether the request for information has been dealt with in
accordance with the requirements of the Act.

 

For information on how to make application to the Information Commissioner
please visit their website at www.ico.org.uk.  Alternatively, write to or
phone:

 

Information Commissioner's Office

Wycliffe House

Water Lane

Wilmslow

Cheshire

SK9 5AF

Phone: 0303 123 1113

 

 

      Official Sensitive

References

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2. http://www.met.police.uk/
3. mailto:[the Met request email]

Dear Cyclops on behalf of Peter Deja,

My full name is Chris Banks. Please can you now proceed with my request

Yours sincerely,

chris banks

Cyclops on behalf of Peter Deja, Metropolitan Police Service (MPS)

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Information Rights Unit
PO Box 313
Sidcup
DA15 0HH

 

Email:  [1][email address

 

www.met.police.uk

 

Your ref: 
Our ref: 01/FOI/20/015825

 

26/08/2020

 

 

 
 

 

 

Dear Mr Banks

 

Freedom of Information Request Reference No: 01/FOI/20/015825

 

I write in connection with your request for information which was received
by the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) on 24/08/2020. I note you seek
access to the following information:

 

Dear Metropolitan Police Service (MPS),

Please advise me under FOI whether the Met:

- Has received services from Cellebrite, either for cloud extraction or
any other services
- Whether these services included Facial Recognition technology
- Whether the use of Cellebrite’s services required the Met to send data
or hardware to Cellebrite.
- If the use of Cellebrite’s services required the Met to send data or
hardware to Cellebrite? 
- Whose data was analysed? Suspects? Witnesses? Victims? Or all of these
categories?

 

Your request will now be considered in accordance with the Freedom of
Information Act 2000 (the Act).  You will receive a response within the
statutory timescale of 20 working days as defined by the Act.

 

Although every effort will be made to ensure a response is provided within
statutory deadlines, due to current circumstances delays may be
unavoidable. We apologise for any inconvenience and will endeavour to
process your request as quickly as is practicable.

 

If you have any further enquiries concerning this matter, please contact
us at [email address] quoting the reference number above.
Should your enquiry relate to the logging or allocations process we will
be able to assist you directly and where your enquiry relates to other
matters (such as the status of the request) we will be able to pass on a
message and/or advise you of the relevant contact details. 

 

Yours sincerely

 

 

 

IRU

 

COMPLAINT RIGHTS

 

Are you unhappy with how your request has been handled or do you think the
decision is incorrect?

 

You have the right to require the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) to
review their decision.

 

Prior to lodging a formal complaint you are welcome to discuss the
response with the case officer who dealt with your request.  

 

Complaint

 

If you are dissatisfied with the handling procedures or the decision of
the MPS made under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (the Act) regarding
access to information you can lodge a complaint with the MPS to have the
decision reviewed.

 

Complaints should be made in writing, within forty (40) working days from
the date of the refusal notice, and addressed to:

 

FOI Complaint

Information Rights Unit

PO Box 313

Sidcup

DA15 0HH

[2][the Met request email] 

 

In all possible circumstances the MPS will aim to respond to your
complaint within 20 working days.

 

The Information Commissioner

 

After lodging a complaint with the MPS if you are still dissatisfied with
the decision you may make application to the Information Commissioner for
a decision on whether the request for information has been dealt with in
accordance with the requirements of the Act.

 

For information on how to make application to the Information Commissioner
please visit their website at www.ico.org.uk.  Alternatively, write to or
phone:

 

Information Commissioner's Office

Wycliffe House

Water Lane

Wilmslow

Cheshire

SK9 5AF

Phone: 0303 123 1113

 

 

      Official Sensitive

References

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2. mailto:[the Met request email]

Cyclops on behalf of Paul O'Shea, Metropolitan Police Service (MPS)

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Letterhead

 

      Official Sensitive

 

Information Rights Unit
PO Box 313
Sidcup
DA15 0HH

 

Email: [1][the Met request email]

 

[2]www.met.police.uk

 

Your ref: 
Our ref: 01/FOI/20/015825

 

15/10/2020

 

 

 
 

 

Dear Mr Banks

 

Freedom of Information Request Reference No: 01/FOI/20/015825

 

Please see the attached in respect of your Freedom of Information request
referenced above.

 

Yours sincerely

 

 

Paul O'Shea

 

 

      Official Sensitive

References

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2. http://www.met.police.uk/