More and more, our police forces are starting to use social media to solve crimes.  It doesn’t hurt that some criminals are stupid enough to film themselves in the act of a robbery and post it!

But it can also be used as a tool to find out where suspects were on the night of a crime, for example, as they can be tagged or mentioned as going to an event.

Laws need drastic updating that will balance the police’s need to use social media to fight crime, while balancing our own privacy.