Communications Data (5320_14)

Request

1) Number of notices requiring disclosure of communications data between 1st January and

31st December 2013.

 

2) Number of authorisations to acquire communications data between 1st January and 31st December 2013.

 

3) Number of times an urgent notice or authorisation is given orally, requiring disclosure of communications data between 1st January and 31st December 2013.

 

4) Number of applications submitted to a Designated Person for decision to obtain communications data which were rejected after due consideration between 1st January and 31st December 2013.

 

5)  2013/14 annual cost of expenditure on all communications data

 

Response

Q1-4) Number of notices requiring disclosure of communications, number of authorisations to acquire communications data and the number of applications submitted to a Designated Person for decision to obtain communications data which were rejected after due consideration between 1st January and 31st December 2013.

 

 

 

Name of public authority West Midlands Police

 

 

Number of notices requiring disclosure of communications data within the meaning of each subsection of section 21(4) of the Act or any combination of data between 1st January and 31st December 2013.

 

Section 21(4)(a) – 1,278

Section 21(4)(b) – 41

Section 21(4)(c) – 33

 

Number of authorisations for conduct to acquire communications data within the meaning of each subsection of section 21(4) of the Act or any combination of data between 1st January and 31st December 2013.

 

Section 21(4)(a) –10,067

Section 21(4)(b) – 1,090

Section 21(4)(c) –15,745

 

Number of times an urgent notice or authorisation is given orally, requiring disclosure of communications data within the meaning of each subsection of section 21(4) of the Act or any combination of data between 1st January and 31st December 2013.

 

Section 21(4)(a) –

Section 21(4)(b) –

Section 21(4)(c) –

*Combined – 2,820

 

Number of applications submitted to a Designated Person for decision to obtain communications data which were rejected after due consideration between 1st January and 31st December 2013.

 

443

 

5) 2013/14 annual cost of expenditure on all communications data.

= £739,345.94

Every effort is made to ensure that the figures presented are accurate and complete. However, it is important to note that these data have been extracted from a number of data sources used by forces for police purposes. The detail collected to respond specifically to your request is subject to the inaccuracies inherent in any large scale recording system. As a consequence, care should be taken to ensure data collection processes and their inevitable limitations are taken into account when interpreting those data.

 

The figures provided therefore are our best interpretation of relevance of data to your request, but you should be aware that the collation of figures for ad hoc requests may have limitations and this should be taken into account when those data are used.

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