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Government safeguards governing revised investigatory powers come into effect

The Conservative Government has commenced final provision in the Investigatory Powers Act 2016 subject to the double-lock safeguard requiring judicial approval. Warrants permitting the use of the most intrusive investigatory powers will now require the approval of a Judge. This...
Posted On 03 Dec 2018
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Government moves to tighten the law in bid to target terrorists’ use of the Internet

Counter-terrorism laws are to be updated to keep pace with modern online behaviour and address the issue of online radicalisation, Home Secretary Amber Rudd has announced. The Government intends to change the law such that those individuals who repeatedly view terrorist content...
Posted On 03 Oct 2017
Security Minister Ben Wallace
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Draft Technical Capability Regulations notified to European Commission following targeted consultation

The Home Office has notified the European Commission of regulations designed to help make companies maintain the technical capability to respond to warrants and authorisations from law enforcement, security and intelligence agencies. The Investigatory Powers (Technical...
Posted On 14 Jul 2017
Lord Justice Adrian Fulford
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Lord Justice Fulford appointed by Prime Minister as Investigatory Powers Commissioner

Prime Minister Theresa May has approved the appointment of Lord Justice Adrian Fulford as the first Investigatory Powers Commissioner for a three-year term of office. Lord Justice Fulford takes up the appointment with immediate effect. The Rt Hon Sir Adrian Fulford qualified as a...
Posted On 07 Mar 2017
Ben Wallace: Security Minister in the Conservative Government
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Home Office launches consultation on Codes of Practice for Investigatory Powers Act

A consultation has been launched on five new Codes of Practice under the Investigatory Powers Act 2016. The Codes of Practice set out the processes and safeguards governing the use of investigatory powers by public authorities including law enforcement and the security and...
Posted On 27 Feb 2017
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Conservative Government’s “landmark” Investigatory Powers Bill receives Royal Assent

A “landmark” document produced by the Conservative Government which sets out and governs the powers available to the police and the security and intelligence agencies when it comes to gathering and accessing electronic communications has received Royal Assent. The Investigatory...
Posted On 08 Dec 2016