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Response and guidance to the consultation on police requests for third-party material


The Home Office is running a consultation exercise gathering information about police requests for personal data from third parties, such as the NHS or local authorities, when investigating crimes.

The consultation closes on 11 August.

The Victims’ Commissioner has prepared guidance to inform how organisations and individuals might respond to this consultation. It is vital that the responses reflect the extent of the issue and encourage government to legislate in this area.

For any questions or if you need the guidance in a different format, please email

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