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Records Containing "Deepfake" - 053/20

Date Responded 22 January 2020

Provision of information held by Northumbria Police made under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (the 'Act')

As you may be aware the purpose of the Act is to allow a general right of access to information held at the time of a request, by a Public Authority (including the Police), subject to certain limitations and exemptions.

You asked:

  1. Please tell me the number of records listed in your crime database that contain the word "deepfake". Please identify these by conducting a free text search of your crime database, and provide the annual figure for each of the last five years (January 1 - December 31, for each of the years 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019).
  2. Please provide a breakdown of the kind of offences recorded that contain this keyword.
  3. Please provide an anonymised copy of the crime report for each incident recorded.

If this is too onerous, please focus on areas around possession of indecent images, the abuse of children and revenge pornography (disclosing a private photograph without consent).


In Response:

Following receipt of your request, searches were conducted with the Corporate Development Department of Northumbria Police.  I can confirm that the information you have requested is not held by Northumbria Police.  Searches for the key words provided have brought back nil results.

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