Escalating police demands for rape victims’ data spark privacy fears

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Escalating police demands for rape victims’ data spark privacy fears

Accusations of postcode lottery as some complainants asked to disclose health records and all electronic data

Police are demanding almost unfettered access to highly personal records and data from potential rape victims before pressing ahead with their cases, the Guardian can reveal.

In some areas, complainants are being asked to disclose health, school and college records, counselling notes and all data from their electronic devices, documents obtained under freedom of information requests show.

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