The Metropolitan Police has rolled out a mobile device data extraction system to allow officers to extract data
within minutes from suspects’ phones while they are in custody.
The capability would be particularly useful if the police force were to face a similar situation to the riots last August, which were reportedly coordinated mainly via BlackBerry Messenger (BBM). At the time, there appeared to be confusion around whether or not police could access the data from rioters’’ phones, although BlackBerry owner RIM promised to co-operate fully with the police. The new system being used by the Met is Radio Tactics’ ACESO data extraction system across 16 boroughs in the capital — via redwolf.newsvine.com