Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act

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This is JANET(UK)’s response to the Home Office consultation on Amendments to the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000. JANET(UK) is the operator of the JANET network, which connects universities, colleges, research organisations and schools networks to each other, to education networks elsewhere in the world, and to the public Internet.
10 May 2012 at 9:17am
Yesterday at the State Opening of Parliament the Queen's Speech announced the Government's plan for legislation in the next year. A couple of the proposed Bills seem likely to affect network operators.
6 June 2012 at 11:49am
I was recently struck by just how new most of the legislation creating duties for operators of electronic communications network is. Compared to the Computer Misuse Act, which has only had one amendment since 1990, these laws seem to be changing a lot faster:
28 August 2013 at 5:13pm
The Regulation of Investigatory Powers (Monetary Penalties and Consents for Interceptions) Regulations 2011 are now in force. These make two changes to the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000:
6 June 2012 at 10:47am
Chris Pounder has pointed out that the Director of Public Prosecutions has apparently joined privacy lawyers in suggesting that ten years' conventional wisdom (and guidance from the Information Commissioner) may have been wrong on when an e-mail stops being "in transmission" a
28 August 2013 at 5:14pm
The Home Office has published a draft Statutory Instrument that will add a new section 1A to the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000 to establish monetary penalties for "unintentional interception" without lawful authority. This follows a brief consultation last autumn.
6 June 2012 at 10:35am
The Government today published their Protection of Freedoms Bill, which contains changes to regulation in various different areas.
6 June 2012 at 10:33am
Thanks to Ibrahim Hasan for spotting that the Home Office's review of counter-terrorism and security powers includes a section on the acquisition of Communications Data by local authorities.
4 July 2012 at 4:50pm
The Home Office have concluded that a couple of aspects of the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000 need to be fixed in order to comply with European law, and are doing a rapid consultation on the changes. Unfortunately although the consultation document is clear about what the problems are it doesn't give a clear idea (ideally, the proposed revised text) of how they propose to fix them.
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