Starting January 20, 2020 Scotland police will use devices called cyber kiosks to analyze the contents of smartphones during investigations.

Police Scotland will only examine a digital device where there is a legal basis and where it is necessary, justified and proportionate to the incident or crime under investigation.

Cyber kiosks used by Police Scotland will not be enabled to store data from digital devices.  Once an examination is complete, all device data is securely deleted from the cyber kiosk.

Check It Out: Scotland Police to Use ‘Cyber Kiosks’ to Extract Smartphone Data

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  1. lkrupp215

    “Once an examination is complete, all device data is securely deleted from the cyber kiosk…” Right, What possible reason would a government have to collect data on its citizens? Hey Scotland, we’re not stupid. Oh wait!

    • geoduck

      Exactly. If they are examining a phone as part of a criminal investigation, they they are looking for evidence. Obviously if they find evidence they won’t want to delete it. Therefore, no they won’t always delete “all device data”.

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