2. What information might be stored on me, and by who?

Any amount of information can be stored about you. This might include:

  • Details of meetings that you’ve attended, protests or actions you’ve been on and the identity of people you’ve spoken with.
  • Photographs and videos of you at meetings, protests and other events.
  • Your criminal record (if you have one), your arrest record, when you’ve been stopped on the street.
  • Any interactions you’ve had with police liaison officers.
  • Travel information when crossing international borders, or internally on ANPR or on public transport and that of companions you have been travelling with.

Information is stored across various police databases, including:

  • National Special Branch Intelligence System (NSBIS)
  • Police National Computer (PND)
  • CRIMINT (police criminal intelligence database).
  • Facial Recognition database.

Are you a “Domestic Extremist”?

The Network for Police Monitoring (Netpol) is an excellent resource for information about the Domestic Extremism database.

Police Liaison Officers (PLOs) have an intelligence gahtering role, so any conversations you have with them might be recorded and information entered onto various databases.

Our advice is to not talk to them.