Dear Thames Valley Police,

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,

Belinda Kincavel

Public Access, Thames Valley Police

Good Morning,

Thank you for your recent request which has been logged as HQ/PA 637/20. A response will be issued within the legal timeframe.

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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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 ‘Belinda Kincavel’ 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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Public Access, Thames Valley Police

1 Attachment

Good Afternoon,

 

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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Belinda Kincavel left an annotation ()

An internal review of the refusal to provide the information has been requested on 10th February 2020.