Seizing the Future: Seeking clarity of law in the seizure and search of mobile devices in Scotland

Report: Seizing the Future: Seeking clarity of law in the seizure and search of mobile devices in Scotland

This report compares Police Scotland's lawful basis for seizing and searching electronic devices against European Court of Human Rights standards. The report concludes that human rights standards require a new statutory framework is necessary given the intrusiveness of a search of electronic devices.


Title: Seizing the Future: Seeking clarity of law in the seizure and search of mobile devices in Scotland

Author: Matthew Rice

Published: 30 May 2019

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