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Met police to take mobile phone data from crime suspects

Publisher: 
Evening Standard
Publication date: 
18-May-2012
Author(s): 
Michael Howie
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But privacy campaigners today said the move was a “possible breach of human rights laws”.

Emma Draper, spokeswoman for Privacy International, said: “From a legal perspective anything like this has to be proportionate.

“The right to personal privacy in a democractic society has to be balanced against the requirements of law enforcement. I don’t feel the balance has in any way been struck here.”

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