Metropolitan Police holding phone records of Journalists (3)

Meeting: 
MQT on 2014-12-17
Session date: 
December 17, 2014
Reference: 
2014/5064
Question By: 
Jenny Jones
Organisation: 
City Hall Greens
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

Do you agree that the Metropolitan Police Service should have deleted the phone records that were obtained from Vodafone by error?

Answer

Answer for Metropolitan Police holding phone records of Journalists (3)

Answer for Metropolitan Police holding phone records of Journalists (3)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

I expect the MPS to follow the correct procedures. They consulted with the Interception of Communications Commission's Office (IOCCO) and the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) in order to seek their guidance on how best to balance Criminal Procedure and Investigations Act 1996 (CPIA) obligations, to ensure a fair trial, with the competing Article 8/10 European Court of Human Rights considerations.

The additional material was returned to Vodafone on 17th October 2014.