The Investigatory Powers Act 2016 (Commencement No. 11) Regulations 2019

The Investigatory Powers Act 2016 (Commencement No. 11) Regulations 2019 have been made.

The Investigatory Powers Act 2016 (Commencement No. 11) Regulations 2019 SI 2019/174 have been made under section 272(1) of the Investigatory Powers Act 2016. The regulations bring certain provisions of the Investigatory Powers Act 2016 and came into force on 5th February 2019 in the UK. The regulations have been published along with an explanatory memorandum.

Provisions that came into force on 5th February 2019:

  • section 2 of the IPA 2016 (general duties in relation to privacy)
  • IPA 2016, s 11 (offence of unlawfully obtaining communications data)
  • IPA 2016, s 61(3) (power of designated senior officers to grant authorisations)
  • IPA 2016, s 62 to 86(4) (authorisations for obtaining communications data)
  • IPA 2016, s 229(5) (main oversight functions of the Investigatory Powers Commissioner and Judicial Commissioners)
  • IPA 2016, s 231 (error reporting)
  • IPA 2016, s 243(1)(c) (functions of Tribunal in relation to this Act, etc)
  • IPA 2016, s 243(1)(h), for the purpose of inserting subsection (7ZB) of section 65 of the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000
  • IPA 2016, s 243(1)(i) reference to Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000, s 23A
  • IPA 2016, ss 270(1)–271(1) (transitional, transitory or saving provision)
  • IPA 2016, Sch 4(6) (relevant public authorities and designated senior officers, etc.)
  • IPA 2016, Sch 5 (transfer and agency arrangements with public authorities: further provisions)
  • IPA 2016, Sch 9, para 2
  • IPA 2016, Sch 10 (minor and consequential provision)


Published: 2019-02-08T15:10:00

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