Force policy relating to the authorised release of digital evidence.

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Dear South Yorkshire Police,

Under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act (2000), could you please provide me information regarding current police policy that authorises the release of evidence to commercial companies as instructed by legal clients in defence cases.

Can you please provide documentation of your forces policy relating to the release of (i) digital forensic images (covering evidential computer devices such as hard disk drives and memory cards), and (ii) physical digital devices, covering evidential items such as smartphones and satellite navigation devices.

Your assistance in this matter is greatly appreciated

Yours faithfully,

Stephen Haslett

FOI, South Yorkshire Police

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Dear Mr Haslett


Please find attached our response to your Freedom of Information request. 


I apologise for the delay in getting this response to you.  I have been
waiting for various departments to get back to me.







Helen McWilliam

South Yorkshire Police

Information Compliance Unit

Professional Standards Department

Unit 20 Sheffield 35A Business Park

Churchill Way


S35 2PY


Email - [South Yorkshire Police request email]

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