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Which police forces in the UK are using cloud extraction and how and why this is lawful, remains opaque

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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.

UPDATE: PLEASE NOTE THAT ALL FOIA HAVE NOW BEEN SUBMITTED AND YOU CAN FOLLOW THE PROGRESS ON THE LINKS BELOW.

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Which police forces in the UK are using cloud extraction and how and why this is lawful, remains opaque

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Cloud extraction allows law enforcement agencies to take huge amounts of your data from the Cloud via a legal back door.

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When government searches shift from the phone to the cloud: cloud extraction technology and ‘the future of mobile forensics’

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Law enforcement agencies can access vast troves of data from devices and from popular apps with the push of a button using cloud extraction technology. 

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Cloud extraction technology is being used in secret whilst the public are often unaware that large volumes of data that they generate are stored in the cloud and thus accessible using these technologies. 

Press release

Victims and witnesses are being offered to “consent” to have their phones collected and searched, but they will have no right to retract that consent for retaining and examining the data on the device.

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It is imperative that there is honesty as to the capabilities of extraction devices and clarity on what is taking place at a technical level.

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