Police Scotland being investigated phone searching capability
In May 2018, the UK's Information Commissioner's Office announced it would investigate Police Scotland after Privacy International filed a complaint that offers' use of "cyber kiosks", which when connected to a device can view all its data, violated the Data Protection Act. Trials of the technology in Stirling and Edinburgh helped officers access 375 phones and 262 SIM cards; police went on to spend £370,000 on 41 kiosks, to be distributed throughout Scotland.
Writer: Peter Swindon
Publication: The Herald