Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act

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]
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.
28 November 2014 at 2:54pm
[Corrected 28/11: "relevant internet data" is limited to that "generated or processed" (not merely "held") by the telecommunications operator]
25 July 2014 at 9:57am
Earlier this week Parliament passed the Data Retention and Investigatory Powers Act 2014 (DRIP), in response to the European Court of Justice's April 2014 declaration of the invalidity of the 2006 European Data Retention Directive on which the UK data retention law depended.
22 October 2013 at 11:48am
The amount of information stored in encrypted form is steadily increasing, supported by recommendations from the Information Commissioner and others. When deciding to adopt encryption, it’s worth planning for what might happen if the police or other authorities need to access it in the course of their duties.
4 October 2013 at 9:15am
If you look up "interception" in most dictionaries you’ll find that it happens before an action has completed: in sport a pass can no longer be “intercepted” once it reaches a teammate. In a legal dictionary, however, that turns out not to be true. According to section 2(2) of the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000 (RIPA) interception can take place at any time when a message is "in transmission", which is explained by section 2(7):
5 August 2013 at 11:24am
The EU has finally adopted a new Directive on attacks against information systems, first proposed in 2010. The Directive will require Member States, within two years, to ensure they meet its requirements on
11 December 2012 at 8:40pm
The Joint Committee on the Draft Communications Bill has published its report, concluding that while there is “a case for legislation which will provide the law enforcement agencies with some further access to communications data” the current proposal needs “substantial re-writing”.
22 August 2012 at 8:42am
I’ve made a Janet submission to the joint Parliamentary Committee considering the draft Communications Data Bill. It’s actually quite hard to predict what the effect of the Bill would be, as the Bill creates extremely wide powers for both the Home Secretary and Law Enforcement and the impact will depend on how those powers are used.
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