Big Brother row over police device that can take ALL call, text and email data from suspects' mobile phoneshttp://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article ... arged.html
Detectives can access and store call history, texts and list of contacts of anyone held in custody
Civil rights group claim data-harvesting technology could breach human rights law and plan legal challenge
Police accused of introducing 'a back-door surveillance scheme'
A new privacy row has engulfed the Met Police after it unveiled a device to copy and store data from the mobile phones of suspects held in custody – whether charges are brought or not.
Detectives will be able to access details of contacts, call history and texts, within minutes after plugging the phone into a device being used in 16 London boroughs.
But the technology, which could soon be used by police across the entire country, has sparked concern from civil rights groups who have threatened to challenge it under human rights law