We are aware of a number of social media posts circulating which may identify potential victims of sexual offences in connection with the live investigation into Reynhard Sinaga.
We would like to stress that under the Sexual Offences (Amendment) Act 2000, victims of sexual offences have a lifelong right to anonymity and therefore any post which identifies victims of sexual offences constitutes a criminal offence. Additionally these posts risk jeopardising an ongoing investigation into serious crime.
Please be mindful when sharing any social media posts.
The Data Protection Act 2018 gives you the right of access to find out what information is held about you. This is called the Right of Subject Access.
The Act also requires those who record and use personal data to adhere to the Act's principles and be open about how they use it. This last part applies to Greater Manchester Police, which the Act calls a ‘Controller’.
Personal data is defined as any information relating to a living person who can be identified either from the information itself or indirectly by combining the information with other data available to the data controller. Personal data includes any opinions and indication of intentions that anyone has expressed about the person.
Under the Data Protection Act 2018, you have a statutory right to have access to personal data we hold about you on computer or in a ‘structured manual file’ (on paper).
In some circumstances, exemptions apply that prevent us from disclosing information to you. Examples of this are if the information would hinder the prevention and detection of crime or the apprehension and prosecution of offenders. We would also not disclose certain information in the interests of national security.
Meeting our obligations
We take our data protection responsibilities seriously and pay a fee to the Information Commissioner’s Office. Our registration number is Z4882216. We take great care to ensure we process your personal data properly to maintain your trust and confidence.
Data Protection Officer
Likewise, if you feel that a request you have made for personal data hasn’t been dealt with properly, please write to: