Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act (RIPA) - Information

When does RIPA apply?

RIPA applies to a wide-range of investigations in which private information might be obtained. Cases in which it can apply include:

  • terrorism
  • crime
  • public safety
  • emergency services

 

What RIPA does?

RIPA's guidelines and codes apply to actions such as:

  • intercepting communications, such as the content of telephone calls, emails or letters.
  • acquiring communications data – the ‘who, when and where’ of communications, such as a telephone billing or subscriber details.
  • conducting covert surveillance, either in private premises or vehicles (intrusive surveillance) or in public places (directed surveillance).
  • the use of covert human intelligence sources, such as informants or undercover officers.
  • access to electronic data protected by encryption or passwords.

 

Bassetlaw District Council Policies

View the Council's corporate policy on RIPA.

 

 


Last Updated on Friday, May 10, 2019

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When does RIPA apply?

RIPA applies to a wide-range of investigations in which private information might be obtained. Cases in which it can apply include:

  • terrorism
  • crime
  • public safety
  • emergency services

 

What RIPA does?

RIPA's guidelines and codes apply to actions such as:

  • intercepting communications, such as the content of telephone calls, emails or letters.
  • acquiring communications data – the ‘who, when and where’ of communications, such as a telephone billing or subscriber details.
  • conducting covert surveillance, either in private premises or vehicles (intrusive surveillance) or in public places (directed surveillance).
  • the use of covert human intelligence sources, such as informants or undercover officers.
  • access to electronic data protected by encryption or passwords.

 

Bassetlaw District Council Policies

View the Council's corporate policy on RIPA.


Last Updated on Friday, May 10, 2019

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