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Phillip Waterhouse

Dear Metropolitan Police Service (MPS),

Please provide, for the last 10 years, the number of times the following techniques have been used by the MPS.

1. Stingrays or similar devices to capture local telecommunication data.
2. Cloned sims
3. Silent SMS messages
4. Returning property with spyware from property stores
5. Entering someone's demise or premises without a court order to install any bugging or surveillance devices (including but not limited to, cameras, microphones, wire taps, data miners, etc).

Yours faithfully,

Phillip Waterhouse

Metropolitan Police Service (MPS)

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Metropolitan Police Service (MPS)

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Good afternoon,

Please see the attached in respect of your recent information request.

Kind regards

Data Office Triage Team
Triage Officer
Information Rights Unit
Data Office
Metropolitan Police Service
[email address]
PO Box 313, Sidcup, DA15 0HH

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Phillip Waterhouse

Dear Metropolitan Police Service (MPS),

Please also answer:

6 How many times have you attempted to snatch or otherwise obtain a mobile or other computer device whilst unlocked
7 How many times have you downloaded data from electronic devices without a warrant
8 How many times have you made private companies, including but not limited to banks, telecommunication providers etc, provide data or otherwise spy on persons, without a court order, whether through RIPA or otherwise.
9 How many times have you uploaded someone's picture into face recognition databases, including Clearview AI and other scalpers/data miners.
10 How many times have you uploaded non-face data to data scalpers/data miners.

Yours faithfully,

Phillip Waterhouse

Metropolitan Police Service (MPS)

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not received an acknowledgement email from us confirming you request has
been received providing you with a reference number and you submitted it
during this time period please resubmit your request. We apologise for any
inconvenience this may have caused.

 

 

Please note the Data Office Triage Team operate between Monday to Friday,
during office hours only.

A response will follow in due course.

 

We do receive a very high volume of requests and although we endeavour to
respond to all of them as quickly as possible, there may, at times, be a
few days turnaround time, should that be the case with regards to
responding to your email, we do respectfully ask you to bear with us while
we clear all the emails we received prior to yours.

 

The following applications are currently processed through the Data Office
Triage Team mailbox:

 

•            Right of Access Requests (Formerly Subject Access Requests)

 

•            Freedom of Information Act Requests

 

•            Association of British Insurers/NPCC Memorandum of
Understanding requests

 

•            Right to Erasure and Right to Rectification Requests

 

•            Requests under the Environmental Information Regulations 2000
(EIR)

 

 

Please visit www.met.police.uk for enquiries relating to:

 

             Road Traffic Collisions,

             Sarah’s Law – Registered sex offender data

             Clare’s Law – Domestic violence offender data

             Disclosures for family court proceedings

             Publication Scheme and statistics

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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.

Phillip Waterhouse

Dear Metropolitan Police Service (MPS),

Please append these further techniques:

11 Brute force (on phones, laptops, and sim cards)
12 Voice recognition
13 Voice modulators or other technology used to immolate civilians' voices
14 Gaining access to voicemail illicitly (by using default passwords or other methods)
15 Gaining entry to properties through skeleton keys/picking locks
16 Gaining entry to properties through using the fireman's access key
17 Obtaining of any data (bank statements, phone records etc) through false missing person reports
18 Shoulder surfing passwords
19 Tracking people's locations through compromised sims/RIPA
20 Through public wifi tracking (i.e. tracking various identity keys when phones connect to public wifi)
21 Through RIPA (analyse methods).

Yours faithfully,

Phillip Waterhouse

Metropolitan Police Service (MPS)

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System Outage (23/10/20 to 28/10/20)

The Data Office mailbox has recently had a system outage. If you sent any
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October at 12:30hrs it is likely we may not have received it. If you have
not received an acknowledgement email from us confirming you request has
been received providing you with a reference number and you submitted it
during this time period please resubmit your request. We apologise for any
inconvenience this may have caused.

 

 

Please note the Data Office Triage Team operate between Monday to Friday,
during office hours only.

A response will follow in due course.

 

We do receive a very high volume of requests and although we endeavour to
respond to all of them as quickly as possible, there may, at times, be a
few days turnaround time, should that be the case with regards to
responding to your email, we do respectfully ask you to bear with us while
we clear all the emails we received prior to yours.

 

The following applications are currently processed through the Data Office
Triage Team mailbox:

 

•            Right of Access Requests (Formerly Subject Access Requests)

 

•            Freedom of Information Act Requests

 

•            Association of British Insurers/NPCC Memorandum of
Understanding requests

 

•            Right to Erasure and Right to Rectification Requests

 

•            Requests under the Environmental Information Regulations 2000
(EIR)

 

 

Please visit www.met.police.uk for enquiries relating to:

 

             Road Traffic Collisions,

             Sarah’s Law – Registered sex offender data

             Clare’s Law – Domestic violence offender data

             Disclosures for family court proceedings

             Publication Scheme and statistics

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.

Metropolitan Police Service (MPS)

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Good morning,

Thank you for your e-mails and please see the attached in respect of your request.

With kind regards,

Data Office Triage Team
Data Governance
Data Office
Metropolitan Police Service
Email: [email address]
Core location: P.O. Box 313, Sidcup, DA15 0HH

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Cyclops on behalf of Damion Baird, Metropolitan Police Service (MPS)

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      Official Sensitive

 

Information Rights Unit
PO Box 313
Sidcup
DA15 0HH

 

Email: [1][the Met request email]

 

[2]www.met.police.uk

 
Our ref: 01/FOI/20/016998

 

11/12/2020

 

 

 
 

 

Dear Mr Waterhouse,

 

Freedom of Information Request Reference No: 01/FOI/20/016998

 

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

 

Yours sincerely

 

 

Damion Baird

 

 

      Official Sensitive

References

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

Phillip Waterhouse

Dear Metropolitan Police Service (MPS),

Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of Information reviews.

I am writing to request an internal review of Metropolitan Police Service (MPS)'s handling of my FOI request 'Request for statistic on usage of various techniques'.

Instead of providing total numbers, you can confirm whether at least once in the last 5 years has the technique been used.

A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is available on the Internet at this address: https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/r...

Yours faithfully,

Phillip Waterhouse

Metropolitan Police Service (MPS)

Thank you for your email to the Metropolitan Police Service Data Office.

 

Please note the Data Office Triage Team operate between Monday to Friday,
during office hours only.

A response will follow in due course.

 

We do receive a very high volume of requests and although we endeavour to
respond to all of them as quickly as possible, there may, at times, be a
few days turnaround time, should that be the case with regards to
responding to your email, we do respectfully ask you to bear with us while
we clear all the emails we received prior to yours.

 

The following applications are currently processed through the Data Office
Triage Team mailbox:

 

• Right of Access Requests (Formerly Subject Access Requests)

 

• Freedom of Information Act Requests

 

• Association of British Insurers/NPCC Memorandum of Understanding
requests

 

• Right to Erasure and Right to Rectification Requests

 

• Requests under the Environmental Information Regulations 2000 (EIR)

 

 

Please visit www.met.police.uk for enquiries relating to:

 

I.            Road Traffic Collisions,

II.           Sarah’s Law – Registered sex offender data

III.          Clare’s Law – Domestic violence offender data

IV.         Disclosures for family court proceedings

V.           Publication Scheme and statistics

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.

Metropolitan Police Service (MPS)

Dear Mr Waterhouse

Freedom of Information Review Reference No: 01/FOI/21/017373

I write in connection with your request for a review of the handling and/or decision relating to 01/FOI/20/016998 which was received by the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) on 03/01/2020.

A review will now be conducted in accordance with the Code of Practice issued under Section 45 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (the Act). The reviewing officer will reconsider the original request before responding to you with their findings.

There is no statutory time limit in relation to the completion of an Internal Review. However, the MPS aim to complete Internal Reviews within 20 working days or in exceptional cases, within 40 working days. This is based upon guidance published by the Information Commissioner.

If it is not possible to complete the Internal Review within this timescale you will be informed at the earliest opportunity.

If you are unhappy with the outcome of an Internal Review you may wish to refer the matter to the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO).

For information on how to make an 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

Yours sincerely

Data Office Triage Team

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Cyclops on behalf of Yvette Taylor, Metropolitan Police Service (MPS)

2 Attachments

      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/21/017373

 

21/01/2021

 

 

 
 

 

Dear Mr. Waterhouse

 

Freedom of Information Request Reference No: 01/FOI/21/017373

 

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

 

Yours sincerely

 

 

Yvette Taylor

 

 

      Official Sensitive

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