Snooping errors twice led to wrongful detention, UK watchdog reveals

The police have wrongly accused and detained two people in separate cases as a result of mistakes made in the disclosure of their personal communications data, a watchdog has revealed.The mistakes made by phone and internet companies responding to requests from the police were not realised and had very significant consequences for the two members of the public who were wrongly detained/accused of crimes as a result, said Sir Paul Kennedy, the official interception of communications commissioner.

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