- Duties of investigators to return lawfully seized electronic data (Business Energy Solutions Ltd and others v Crown Court at Preston)
- What are the practical implications of this case?
- What was the background?
- Relevant law
- What did the court decide?
- Issue 1—‘return’ of seized property
- Issue 2—‘reasonable practicability of separation’
Corporate Crime analysis: How is the duty of authorities to ‘return’ data copied from seized computer storage devices to be balanced with fairness to the data’s owners and the complexities of computer systems? Miranda Ching, associate at Peters & Peters LLP, examines the issues in a case which concerned an investigation into alleged fraud.
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