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
Lord Justice Adrian Fulford

Investigatory Powers Commissioner Lord Justice Fulford establishes oversight regime

Friday 1 September witnessed Lord Justice Adrian Fulford begin a new role in overseeing the use of investigatory powers by the police service, law enforcement and the intelligence agencies. This marks a major milestone in establishing the powerful oversight regime set out in the...
Posted On 02 Sep 2017
Ben Wallace: Security Minister in the Conservative Government

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

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

David Anderson QC publishes findings of review into operational case for bulk powers listed in Investigatory Powers Bill

David Anderson QC – the Independent Reviewer of Terrorism Legislation – has now published the findings of his extensive review into the operational case for the bulk powers contained in the Investigatory Powers Bill. Supported by an expert team of his own choosing, Anderson has...
Posted On 23 Aug 2016