A fantastic exploration of digital disclosure in rape cases by the BBC with one of our clients:
When Courtney was sexually assaulted she never imagined that she would face further violation as police officers asked for access to her phone and everything stored on it - from photos to messages. She was told that if she didn’t agree to their requests the case against her alleged attacker could not proceed. She had five days in which to make her decision and in the end felt that she couldn’t let her most private information find its way into the hands of defence lawyers. Here she takes up an issue which has caused her great distress and is affecting other rape victims reporting to police in this country.