This means that if you are suspected of any wrong-doing, your
Angry Birds scores, along with other perhaps more important data
may potentially be accessed by the Met, providing the legislation
gets the green light.
Meanwhile, privacy groups have branded the grand plan as
"flagrantly" unlawful, despite the general opinion that
this method would make investigations find culprits much
In the event this law gets the go-ahead new scanning software
and equipment will be necessary to carry out the data
A Met Police spokesperson revealed more about the potential
policy telling the BBC that "data received from the handsets is
retained and handled in accordance with other data held by the
Metropolitan Police Service" regardless the verdict on the
Meanwhile, Nick Pickles of Big Brother Watch, a
civil rights group commented:
"Where someone is not convicted
of a crime it is absolutely wrong for the police to hang onto the
contents of someone's phone. We have written to the Information
Commissioner to ask him to urgently investigate this system and
whether it breaches UK law."
SimplifyDigital is definitely watching this space.