PACE: Section 20

Section 20 of PACE, Police and Criminal Evidence Act,  gives the police the power to seizes computers that could contain information, if they come under Section 19.

The powers apply, like Section 19, i.e. if they are on the premises they can seize it if they believe it contains evidence.

This is needed as data is not “property” or an “item” so the law specifically describes it in Section 20

Section 20 (MoJ)

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