Victims asked to help bring clarity to use of personal data in investigations

Rape victims’ support organisations and privacy campaigners are being invited to help shape the evolving digital evidence consent forms used by police and prosecutors.

After the furore over how sexual assault complainants may be asked to give access to the contents of their mobile phones, the National Police Chiefs’ Council (NPCC), Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) and College of Policing are seeking to develop a broader public consensus on criminal justice procedures.

Related: Why I refused to give police my phone: one rape survivor’s story

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