U.K. Police Admit Seized Mobile Phones Wiped Remotely
A report suggests smartphones and tablets taken in as evidence are being remotely wiped.By Steve McCaskill Some smartphones and tablets seized as evidence by police are being remotely wiped, according to a report by the BBC. Police in Cambridgeshire, Cleveland, Derbyshire, Nottingham and Durham all told the corporation that such incidents had happened in their jurisdiction, while police in Dorset said it had happened six times during one year. Police remote wiping
Their colleagues in Derbyshire said a device seized as part of a case involving romantic fraud had been wiped, but added it had not impacted the investigation as they went on to secure a conviction. Cleveland police said a similar incident had happened on their watch, but they were unsure whether it had an effect on their investigations as they had no idea what was stored on the device.