Investigatory Powers Bill

7 December 2018 at 11:03am
The Government's powers make orders relating to information about communications have now moved from the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000 to the Investigatory Powers Act 2016. The associated Code of Practice provides useful information on the process for issuing three types of notice in particular: Communications Data Requests, Technical Capabilities Orders and Data Retention Notices.
12 January 2017 at 3:15pm
[UPDATE: I've added links to the draft Codes of Practice that authorities are proposing to use when preparing each of the orders]
18 November 2016 at 1:54pm
According to Parliament's website, "outstanding issues on the [Investigatory Powers] Bill were resolved on 16th November". The Bill now passes to its final formal stage, Royal Assent, after which it will be the Investigatory Powers Act.
As submitted to the House of Commons' Bill Committee
17 February 2016 at 10:03am
At the LINX meeting yesterday I was invited to summarise the various Parliamentary Committees' reports on the draft Investigatory Powers Bill. For more detail, see Graham Smith's excellent commentary.
20 January 2016 at 11:00am
With the joint Parliamentary committee having finished taking evidence, there will probably be a short pause in the flow of information about the draft Investigatory Powers Bill until the Committee publishes its report (expected around 11th February) and the Government responds. If you want to do any further research in the meantime, the main sources are:
3 June 2016 at 2:26pm
Last month the Government published a draft Investigatory Powers Bill for a period of pre-legislative scrutiny before a full Bill is introduced, expected to be in the Spring of 2016. Various Parliamentary committees are considering different aspects of the Bill.
Jisc response to the House of Commons Science and Technology Select Committee inquiry into aspects of the draft Investigatory Powers Bill.
8 May 2017 at 2:38pm
[I've updated this 2015 post to refer to the section numbers in the Investigatory Powers Act 2016. As far as I can see, the powers contained in the Act are the same as those proposed in the draft Bill]
4 November 2015 at 5:22pm
The Government has today published its draft Investigatory Powers Bill. There are 299 pages in the legislation alone, so for now I've been looking at the parts most likely to affect Janet and its customers. So far I’ve looked at a bit less than half of the Bill: further implications, if any, will be the subject of future posts.
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