The PCSC Bill is running in the opposite direction to the Rape Review and likely to make things worse.Dame Vera Baird, Victims’ Commissioner at the PCSC BIll Committee, 20 May 2021
Victims of rape are faced with an impossible choice – the pursuit of justice or the protection of their privacy.
Provisions within the Policing Bill will give police and prosecutors wide-ranging powers to wholesale access of victim data.
In consultation with others, the Victims’ Commissioner has developed comprehensive amendments to the Bill.
Read on for more information and download our comprehensive briefing documents.
Briefings: Data Extraction Clauses
PCSC Briefing: Data Extraction Clauses
A comprehensive briefing on the data extraction power clauses (14 pages)
Easy Read: Data Extraction Clauses
A condensed and accessible briefing on the data extraction power clauses (3 pages)
Briefings: Third-Party Materials
PCSC Briefing: Third-Party Material
A comprehensive briefing on intrusive demands for Third-Party Material in rape cases (13 pages)
Easy Read: Third-Party Material
A condensed and accessible briefing on intrusive demands for Third-Party Material in rape cases (3 pages)