Ask your local UK police force about cloud extraction

Take action and send a FOIA to your local UK police force asking them if they use cloud extraction technology

You should know what new technologies police are deploying on your local community. We want to find out if UK police are using cloud extraction tech, what law exists to protect your rights and what safeguards are in place. We need your help. 

See our new report for more info on cloud extraction

If you are not based in the UK but have a FOIA regime in your country you can still use our template text below and check if there is a FOIA platform to use here to send it in your own country.

Simple steps to take

1. Copy the text below

2. Click the name of the police force below who you want to send a FOIA too. This will send you to 'whatdotheyknow.com' website where we have pre-filled in the 'To' and 'Summary' box. 

3. Paste in the text you have copied from below, which is the request itself, into the 'Your request' box. 

4. Add your name/signature at the bottom after 'Yours faithfully'

5. Click 'Preview your public request' and check you are happy with the text

6. Click 'Send and publish request'

7. Tweet that you have sent the FOIA using #CloudExtraction and tagging @privacyint so we can keep track e.g. 

"I've sent a FOIA to my local police force asking if they use #CloudExtraction technology @privacyint"

If you don't want to tweet that you have sent a FOIA it would be great if you could let us know via info@privacyinternational.org. We will also check whatdotheyknow.com. 

8. When we see that a FOIA has gone to a police force, we will strike through their name on the list below and add a link to the submitted request so you can follow its progress.

9. Check the progress of your FOIA and email us any questions via info@privacyinternational.org 

Text to copy into your FOIA request

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-read/3300/cloud-extraction-technology-secret-tech-lets-government-agencies-collect-masses-data]. 

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.

Choose a police force to FOIA

Avon and Somerset : This FOIA has been submitted

Bedfordshire Police

British Transport Police : This FOIA has been submitted

Cambridgeshire Constabulary

Cheshire Constabulary

City of London Police : This FOIA has been submitted

Cleveland Police

Cumbria Constabulary : This FOIA has been submitted

Derbyshire Constabulary

Devon and Cornwall Constabulary

Dorset Police  : This FOIA has been submitted

Durham Constabulary : This FOIA has been submitted

Dyfed Powys Police

Essex Police

Gloucestershire Constabulary : This FOIA has been submitted

Greater Manchester Police : This FOIA has been submitted

Gwent Police

Hampshire Constabulary

Hertfordshire Constabulary

Humberside Police : This FOIA has been submitted

Kent Police

Lancashire Constabulary : This FOIA has been submitted

Leicestershire Constabulary

Lincolnshire Police

Merseyside Police

Metropolitan Police Service : This FOIA has been submitted

Norfolk Constabulary : This FOIA has been submitted

Northamptonshire Police

Northumbria Police  : This FOIA has been submitted

North Wales Police

North Yorkshire Police

Nottinghamshire Police

Police Scotland

Police Service Northern Ireland

South Wales Police : This FOIA has been submitted

South Yorkshire Police

Staffordshire Police

Suffolk Constabulary

Surrey Police

Sussex Police : This FOIA has been submitted. 

Thames Valley Police

Warwickshire Police

West Mercia Police

West Midlands Police : This FOIA has been submitted

West Yorkshire Police : This FOIA has been submitted

Wiltshire Constabulary : This FOIA has been submitted