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Travellers' mobile phone data seized by UK police at border -
Officers use counter-terrorism laws to remove a mobile phone from any passenger they wish coming through any UK border terminals and then scour their data. The blanket power - they do not even have to show reasonable suspicion for seizing the device and can retain the information for “as long as is necessary”. Under the Act, police or border staff can question and even hold someone while they ascertain whether the individual poses a terrorism risk. But no prior authorization is needed for the person to be stopped and there does not have to be any suspicion. It means police officer can stop passenger at random, scour their phone and download and retain data, even if the person is then immediately allowed to proceed. Read complete article ‎- silpol