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Sophie Barley reports:

Police on Teesside have used personal information from more than 740 mobile phones this year, the Gazette can reveal.

And the information found and taken by police from the seized devices are now kept and stored on a secure drive in their system.

The information about the data extraction was released to the Gazette through a freedom of information request sent to Cleveland Police.

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The information about the data extraction was released to the Gazette through a freedom of information request sent to Cleveland Police.

It comes as information commissioner Christopher Graham told a committee of MPs and peers that his office is investigating whether the practice of police routinely extracting and storing personal data is legal.

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