Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act (2000)

The Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000 (known as RIPA) is an act of parliament regulating the powers of public bodies to carry out surveillance as part of investigations into allegations or concerns brought to its attention.

The Council has published a short guide which provides a brief overview to RIPA highlighting the key stages of the legislation and this is shown below. A flow chart of the authorisation process is also shown.

pdf icon Simple Guide to RIPA November 2015 [133KB]

pdf icon RIPA Flow Chart 2015 [25KB]

The Council also has in place a more detailed policy which provides guidance and a framework for the Council's activities under the Act.

pdf icon RIPA Policy March 2015 [177KB]

Detailed codes of practice are available from the Home Office at the following link: www.homeoffice.gov.uk.



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