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Review legislation governing the admissibility of computer evidence

Submitted by Sushila Burgess on Sunday 14th January 2024

Published on Wednesday 31st January 2024

Current status: Open

Open until: Wednesday 31st July 2024

Current Signatures: 127
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Review legislation governing the admissibility of computer evidence

Petition Details

Legislation limiting the admissibility of computer evidence was repealed in 1999, and we want the Government to review current rules on the admissibility of computer evidence, and implement any necessary reforms, such as a legally binding duty to disclose any known defects in the computer system.

Additional Information

Innocent sub-postmasters were convicted of theft and other offences because the Horizon software system was considered to be reliable.
We believe the current rules about the admissibility of computer evidence are inconsistent with the burden of evidence being on the prosecution to prove the guilt of a defendant.


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