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Use of digital evidence in rape cases

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Dear North Yorkshire Police,

I am writing to you under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 to request information regarding your force’s process for collecting and analysing digital evidence from devices belonging to complainants of sexual offences.

I am asking for the following information:

- How many times has digital evidence gathered by your force been used in the prosecution of a rape case in the last 12 months? (please note: if this request is too broad, please provide information from the last 6 months).

- Has there been a use of digital evidence in a rape case that has been in favour of the victim in the last 12 months? (please note: if this request is too broad, please provide information from the last 6 months).

- How much has your force spent on equipment intended to extract digital evidence and data to date? (please note: if this request is too broad, please provide information on the last 12 months).

- In what year did your force start to use extraction tools to gather digital evidence?

- Does your force use cloud surveillance when analysing mobile phone and digital communications data?

Yours faithfully,

Rossalyn Warren

Civil Disclosure, North Yorkshire Police

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Buckton, Chris, North Yorkshire Police

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Dear Applicant,

 

Please find attached a reply to your Freedom of Information request
(1174.2019-20).

 

Please accept our apologies for the delay in providing you with a
response. 

 

Regards,

Chris Buckton

Collar Number 4338

Legal Officer – North Yorkshire Police, Civil Disclosure Unit

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