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Equin0x posted a topic in General Policing DiscussionsFrom what I understand when a device is seized it's turned off and then only examined inside a faraday cage to prevent this, but it seems that sometimes devices are remotely wiped while in custody https://www.bbc.com/news/technology-29464889 The general agreement seems to be that doing this would (understandably) fall under perverting the course of justice. But looking at the points to prove, I'm not sure how that would be established. For perverting the course of justice you need to have someone does an act or series of acts; which has or have a tendency to pervert; and which is or are intended to pervert; the course of public justice. Now if someone manages to remotely wipe their seized phone, aren't they just going to say there was no evidence of criminal activity on the phone in the first place and therefore wiping it can't possibly have perverted the course of justice? Is there case law showing how to counter such a defence being raised?