Digit – Police Scotland’s use of mobile phone download technology

Big Brother Watch Team / November 12, 2018

Police Scotland are using ‘Cyber kiosks’ to access mobile device data, raising concerns over privacy rights, data security arrangements and the legality of using the devices, which were introduced earlier in 2018.

Big Brother Watch’s Legal & Policy Officer, Griff Ferris, says police were “indiscriminately downloading huge amounts of personal information from phones and other devices without people’s knowledge or consent and a warrant.

“There must be a limit on police use of this far-reaching technology, including updates laws to provide checks and balances.”


Digit – Concerns Raised Over Police Scotland’s Use of Cyber Kiosks