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

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

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Media and Information Law, Human Rights, Police Law, Public Law

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.