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The College of Policing Digest is produced monthly by our Legal Services Unit as an environment-scanning publication.

The Digest aims to capture and consolidate topical and key issues, both current and future, that affect all areas of policing.

It is an invaluable resource for those responsible for strategic decision-making, operational planning and police training. The legal sections are often particularly informative for trainers, students and operational officers.

Every edition summarises the latest news on police law, operational policing practice and criminal justice, including:

  • new legislation, statutory instruments and case law
  • recently published government reports and initiatives
  • the latest statistical bulletins.

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July 2014 edition

This month's edition includes case reports dealing with:

  • the protection of individuals' rights to privacy with regard to the processing of personal data by internet search engines
  • whether including information about cautions and warnings in an enhanced criminal record certificate constitutes an interference with rights to respect for private and family life under Article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights.

There are also articles on:

  • the IPCC Report on police handling of allegations of discrimination
  • the Audit Commission's report on the National Fraud Initiative
  • the latest statistics relating to the operation of the Terrorism Act 2000.

Find out more

To find out more about the Digest, email the editor or call 01480 334566.

Download the July Digest