ICO investigates police use of app to covertly record calls from mobile phones
The data protection watchdog has begun an investigation into the widespread use of a mobile phone app by officers at Sussex and Surrey police forces to covertly record phone calls on their mobile phones.
More than 1,000 police officers in Sussex and Surrey downloaded a free app from the Google Play Store that was used to make “indiscriminate” covert recordings of calls with members of the public on police-issued phones.
The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) is likely to examine whether there were adequate policy or governance documents in place over the use of police mobile phones and whether the forces should have applied “role-based” access to the Google Play Store.
Source: ICO investigates police use of app to covertly record calls from mobile phones