Use of cloud analytics / extraction

Currently waiting for a response from Thames Valley Police, they should respond promptly and normally no later than (details).

Dear Thames Valley Police,

I am aware that companies are selling technologies to law enforcement that allow them to take vast quantities of personal data from cloud-based apps and accounts. You can read more [https://privacyinternational.org/long-re....

I make the following request for documents/information under the Freedom of Information Act:

1. Do you use mobile phone extraction technology that includes cloud analytics / cloud extraction capabilities e.g. Cellebrite UFED Cloud Analyser, Magnet Axiom Cloud or Oxygen Forensics Cloud Extractor

2. Do you have other technologies that allow you to access cloud-based accounts and extract this data.

3. Please provide a copy of the relevant Data Protection Impact Assessment.

4. Please provide a copy of the relevant local and/or national guidance/standard operating procedure/policy.

5. Please confirm the legal basis you rely on to conduct cloud analytics/extraction.

Yours faithfully,

Torr Robinson

Public Access, Thames Valley Police

Dear Torr Robinson,

Thank you for your email. Please accept this reply as an acknowledgement to your email . We will respond within due course and within the legal requirements. We trust this assists.

Kind regards

Jasbir Ahluwalia| Public Access Assistant
Joint Information Management Unit | Hampshire Constabulary & Thames Valley Police
Telephone +44(0)1865  542051 | Internal | 300-6455
Email Address [email address] or [email address]

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Public Access, Thames Valley Police

Dear Requester,

 

It is our belief that you have made this request using a pseudonym.  As
you may be aware, anyone may make a request under the Freedom of
Information Act, and once that request is in compliance with Section 8 of
the legislation, a public authority is obliged to comply with it.  This is
linked to the general principle of FOI in relation to decisions on
disclosure being based on an “applicant blind principle.”  However, if the
request does not comply with the rules within Section 8, it does not
legally constitute a valid request.  This is very important, as the
public’s access to the legal processes linked to this legislation are not
available if it does not constitute a legal request, for example being
able to complain to the Information Commissioner.  

 

The key point from this, in relation to your request, is the fact that
you, as the applicant, must use your real name.  In the Information
Commissioner’s guidance regarding the principle of applicant blind, there
is an important feature which states; there are three obvious exceptions
under the Act to this general principle:

 

The first is in relation to the consideration of whether a request is
vexatious or repeated.  The identity of the applicant will need to be
known to decide whether a request is repeated; knowledge of the
applicant’s identity and of their previous conduct may be a relevant
factor in considering whether a request is vexatious.  Therefore, before
we are able to proceed, we require evidence that ‘Torr Robinson’ is in
fact your real name.  This can be posted to the address below or emailed
directly to us.

 

Kind Regards

Claire Morton - Public Access Officer

Joint Information Management Unit | Thames Valley Police and Hampshire
Constabulary

External: +44 (0)1865 542051 | Internal: 300-6773

Address: Thames Valley Police Headquarters, Oxford Road, Kidlington, OX5
2NX

 

 

 

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Dear Public Access,

I do not accept that you have any reasonable basis to conclude that I am not using my real name and request I prove my identity. A quick google search of my name ("Torr Robinson") reveals that is my real name. The ICO guidelines on this state that if the name given is not an obvious pseudonym then the request should be taken at face value, as can be seen on Page 8 here: https://ico.org.uk/media/for-organisatio...

With that said, I will not be providing you with any proof of ID, and am instead requesting you conduct an internal review of your decision. I hope to receive a response within 20 working days.

Yours sincerely,

Torr Robinson”

Public Access, Thames Valley Police

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Good Morning,

 

Please find attached the response to your recent Freedom of Information
request

 

Regards

 

Claire Morton - Public Access Officer

Joint Information Management Unit | Thames Valley Police and Hampshire
Constabulary

External: +44 (0)1865 542051 | Internal: 300-6773

Address: Thames Valley Police Headquarters, Oxford Road, Kidlington, OX5
2NX

 

 

 

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Dear Thames Valley Police,

I have received your response and note the content, but I am requesting you confirm that the internal review I requested has in fact been conducted, and to outline what the process of that review was.

Yours faithfully,

Torr Robinson

FOI, Thames Valley Police

Good Afternoon,

Thank you for your email. An internal review would only be conducted on a final response given to a Freedom of Information request, which has just been disclosed to you. If you wish for a review to be undertaken on the Section 14 response, please confirm this and I can get this logged.

Regards

Claire Morton - Public Access Officer
Joint Information Management Unit | Thames Valley Police and Hampshire Constabulary
External: +44 (0)1865 542051 | Internal: 300-6773
Address: Thames Valley Police Headquarters, Oxford Road, Kidlington, OX5 2NX

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Dear Thames Valley Police,

Yes, I am requesting that a review be undertaken on that response. I expect clear acknowledgement of this request to be given within 20 days.

Yours faithfully,

Torr Robinson

Public Access, Thames Valley Police

Dear Mr Robinson,

I acknowledge receipt of your email requesting Thames Valley Police review its response to your original request HQ/PA/574/20

The Internal Review will now be considered by the Senior Public Access Manager and he will respond further to you within 20 working days.

Regards

Jasbir Ahluwalia| Public Access Assistant
Joint Information Management Unit | Hampshire Constabulary & Thames Valley Police
Telephone +44(0)1865  542051 | Internal | 300-6455
Email Address [email address] or [email address]

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