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Digital forensics – data held

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Dear Metropolitan Police Service (MPS),

I would like to know what data the authority holds regarding digital forensics and associated processes.

I'm trying to establish the length of time between a request for digital forensic examination/work, and the examination/work taking place.

I'd like to know whether the authority holds such information and, if so, what form it takes, and to what period of time the available information relates?

In addition, I'd like to know whether the authority breaks down such information by the type of examination or work that has been requested?

Please contact me for further clarification regarding this request.

I ask that you assist me in my request as per the relevant legislation.

Yours faithfully,

George Bowden

Cyclops on behalf of Rozmarie Loizou, Metropolitan Police Service (MPS)

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Information Rights Unit
PO Box 57192
London
SW6 1SF
  United Kingdom

  Our Ref: 01/FOI/19/001090

  Date: 12/02/2019

 

 

 

 

 

Dear Sir / Madam,

Freedom of Information Request Reference No: 01/FOI/19/001090

 

I write in connection with your request for information which was received
by Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) on 01/02/2019.

 

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 name I have
decided that the requirement outlined by Section 8(1)(b) has not been met.

NB: Your request was submitted by Basia Cummings but was signed off by
George Bowden. Therefore, please confirm your name.

 

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 on  or via e-mail at [email address] quoting the
reference number above.

 

Yours sincerely

 

 

Rozmarie Loizou

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 57192

London

SW6 1SF

[email address]

 

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

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the intended recipient. If you have received this email in error, please
notify the sender and delete it from your system.  To avoid incurring
legal liabilities, you must not distribute or copy the information in this
email without the permission of the sender. MPS communication systems are
monitored to the extent permitted by law.  Consequently, any email and/or
attachments may be read by monitoring staff. Only specified personnel are
authorised to conclude any binding agreement on behalf of the MPS by
email. The MPS accepts no responsibility for unauthorised agreements
reached with other employees or agents.  The security of this email and
any attachments cannot be guaranteed. Email messages are routinely scanned
but malicious software infection and corruption of content can still occur
during transmission over the Internet. Any views or opinions expressed in
this communication are solely those of the author and do not necessarily
represent those of the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS).

 

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Dear Cyclops on behalf of Rozmarie Loizou,

I can confirm my name is George Bowden. Should you require further clarification please contact me on 07896804043.

Yours sincerely,

George Bowden

Metropolitan Police Service (MPS)

I am out of the office and will return on Wednesday 13th February 2019.

Please forward all enquiries to: [email address]

This is also the e-mail address to use if you are making a Freedom of
Information request.  In accordance with ICO guidance the date of receipt,
and therefore the 20 working day period, will not begin until you forward
your request to that e-mail account or until I return - whichever is
sooner.

This e-mail has not been auto-forwarded. I will respond to e-mails upon my
return.

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absolutely necessary.

NOTICE - This email and any attachments may be confidential, subject to
copyright and/or legal privilege and are intended solely for the use of
the intended recipient. If you have received this email in error, please
notify the sender and delete it from your system.  To avoid incurring
legal liabilities, you must not distribute or copy the information in this
email without the permission of the sender. MPS communication systems are
monitored to the extent permitted by law.  Consequently, any email and/or
attachments may be read by monitoring staff. Only specified personnel are
authorised to conclude any binding agreement on behalf of the MPS by
email. The MPS accepts no responsibility for unauthorised agreements
reached with other employees or agents.  The security of this email and
any attachments cannot be guaranteed. Email messages are routinely scanned
but malicious software infection and corruption of content can still occur
during transmission over the Internet. Any views or opinions expressed in
this communication are solely those of the author and do not necessarily
represent those of the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS).

 

Find us at:

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Twitter: @metpoliceuk

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Cyclops on behalf of Rozmarie Loizou, Metropolitan Police Service (MPS)

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OFFICIAL SENSITIVE

     

 

 

 

 

 

Information Rights Unit
PO Box 57192
  London
SW6 1SF
  United Kingdom

  Our Ref: 01/FOI/19/001098

  Date: 13/02/2019

   

 

 

 

Dear Mr Bowden

 

Freedom of Information Request Reference No: 01/FOI/19/001098

I write in connection with your request for information which was received
by the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) on 12/02/2019.  I note you seek
access to the following information:

 

"I would like to know what data the authority holds regarding digital
forensics and associated processes.

I'm trying to establish the length of time between a request for digital
forensic examination/work, and the examination/work taking place.

I'd like to know whether the authority holds such information and, if so,
what form it takes, and to what period of time the available information
relates?

In addition, I'd like to know whether the authority breaks down such
information by the type of examination or work that has been requested?

Please contact me for further clarification regarding this request.

I ask that you assist me in my request as per the relevant legislation."

 

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.  

 

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

 

 

 

Rozmarie Loizou

 

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 57192

London

SW6 1SF

[email address]

 

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

Consider our environment - please do not print this email unless
absolutely necessary.

NOTICE - This email and any attachments may be confidential, subject to
copyright and/or legal privilege and are intended solely for the use of
the intended recipient. If you have received this email in error, please
notify the sender and delete it from your system.  To avoid incurring
legal liabilities, you must not distribute or copy the information in this
email without the permission of the sender. MPS communication systems are
monitored to the extent permitted by law.  Consequently, any email and/or
attachments may be read by monitoring staff. Only specified personnel are
authorised to conclude any binding agreement on behalf of the MPS by
email. The MPS accepts no responsibility for unauthorised agreements
reached with other employees or agents.  The security of this email and
any attachments cannot be guaranteed. Email messages are routinely scanned
but malicious software infection and corruption of content can still occur
during transmission over the Internet. Any views or opinions expressed in
this communication are solely those of the author and do not necessarily
represent those of the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS).

 

Find us at:

Facebook: [1]https://m.facebook.com/metpoliceuk

Twitter: @metpoliceuk

References

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Metropolitan Police Service (MPS)

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Dear Mr Bowden,

 

Please find attached response to your request for information, with my
sincere apologies for the length of time that it has taken to respond and
thank you for your patience in the matter.

 

Kind regards,

On Behalf of

Information Rights Unit  

 

Address - Information Rights Unit, PO Box 57192, London SW6 1SF
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NOT PROTECTIVELY MARKED

 

Recipients of this email should be aware that all communications within
and to and from the Metropolitan Police Service are subject to
consideration for release under the Data Protection Act, Freedom of
Information Act and Environmental Information Regulations. The MPS will
consider information for release unless there is are valid and
proportionate public interest reasons not to, therefore, sensitive
information not for public disclosure must be highlighted as such. Further
advice can be obtained from the Information Rights Unit - 0207 161 3500.

 

 

NOTICE - This email and any attachments are solely for the intended
recipient and may be confidential.  If you have received this email in
error, please notify the sender and delete it from your system.  Do not
use, copy or disclose the information contained in this email or in any
attachment without the permission of the sender.  Metropolitan Police
Service (MPS) communication systems are monitored to the extent permitted
by law and any email and/or attachments may be read by monitoring staff. 
Only specified personnel are authorised to conclude binding agreements on
behalf of the MPS by email and no responsibility is accepted for
unauthorised agreements reached with other personnel.  While reasonable
precautions have been taken to ensure no viruses are present in this
email, its security and that of any attachments cannot be guaranteed.

 

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