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do the police have the right to check my pc.I am on the S>O>R

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do the police have the right to check my pc.I am on the S>O>R but not for child offences.
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Law
Expert:  Jo C. replied 3 years ago.
Hi.

Thank you for your question. My name is Jo and I will try to help with this.

Have the police taken your computer?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

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The police did not take my pc ,but spoke of checking google searches.

Expert:  Jo C. replied 3 years ago.
Is this just an SOR or a SOPO?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

For Jo C It is sex offenders register

Expert:  Jo C. replied 3 years ago.
If you give me 30 mins I will check the new rules. I know things have tightened up but I don't think they extend to google searches.
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

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Please check new rules

Expert:  Jo C. replied 3 years ago.
Thanks
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Jo Where is my answer, please email me.


 


[email protected]

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where is my answer


 


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Expert:  Jo C. replied 3 years ago.
I'm sorry for the delay. I did respond to this. I don't know why it didn't upload except probably the bugs online.

In any event, the new rules can be found here

http://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2012/1876/contents/made

and there is nothing specific covering your use of the Internet. The biggest changes are disclosure of bank accounts and credit cards.

The only time that investigation of your google searches could be proper is if there is another allegation or some other evidence of an offence or some suggestion that you are in breach of one of your notification requirements but its difficult to see how google searches would support that.

Investigation of this kind sounds more akin to a SOPO which you say doesn't apply to you.

Can I clarify anything for you?

Jo