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Mobile Phone Operators Work With Police To Identify Rioters [Headlines]

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T-Mobile and Orange mobile phone operators are sharing user information with police under the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act.

Caroline Ku
  • 12 august 2011

T-Mobile and Orange owner confirms it will hand user data to police under the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act

Mobile phone operators T-Mobile and Orange are prioritizing police requests for information about the phones used to organise the wave of looting and riots hitting British cities.

Everything Everywhere, which owns the T-Mobile and Orange brands and operates more than a third of UK mobile phones, confirmed Tuesday that police had begun sending requests for information under the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act (RIPA). Juliette Garside/The Guardian.

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