Met police obtained officer’s communications data unlawfully – compensation awarded


Re: Andrew & Anor v Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis (IPT/390/16/CH & IPT/29/16/CH)

The Investigatory Powers Tribunal held that the MPS’ obtaining of the complainants’ communications data, following alleged misconduct, breached ECHR, art 8 rights. The authorisations were quashed and the communications data was ordered to be deleted. Compensation was to be paid to the first complainant.

Aaron Watkins was involved in this case.