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Cloud Storage (5432/17)


I note that in the following article which relates to Taser International / Axon, there is reference to the use of

I kindly request the following information:

1. Does your police for use cloud storage?

2. Do you use cloud storage for disclosure of evidence?

3. Do you use a third party / private company to store digital evidence, for example body-worn camera data e.g. Axon’s

4. Do you use a third party / private company for disclosure / sharing data e.g. with prosecution, defence and other individuals or authorities external to your police force.  If yes please provide the name(s) of the provider.

5. Have you ever considered using a third party for collection, transfer, management, retrieval, sharing of data such as body worn camera video and audio.

 6. If applicable please disclose your most recent policy and / or guidance on the use of cloud storage and using cloud storage for evidence.


Please find attached our response.

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.

If you decide to write an article / use the enclosed data we would ask you to take into consideration the factors highlighted in this document so as to not mislead members of the public or official bodies, or misrepresent the relevance of the whole or any part of this disclosed material.