New Provisions on the Investigation of Electronic Data

Part 3 of RIPA 2000 is to be brought into force at last.

The Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000 (Commencement No. 4) Order 2007 (SI 2007 No. 2196) brings part 3 of the Act (ss. 49 to 56 and sch. 2) into force on 1 October 2007. Part 3 concerns the investigation of electronic data protected by encryption. The Order also brings into force those parts of part 4 which concern the scrutiny of the powers in part 3 and the issue of relevant codes of practice.

At the same time, the Regulation of Investigatory Powers (Acquisition and Control of Communications Data: Code of Practice) Order 2007 (SI 2007 No. 2197) provides that the Code of Practice in question is to come into force on 1 October 2007 and the Regulation of Investigatory Powers (Investigation of Protected Electronic Information: Code of Practice) Order 2007 (SI 2007 No. 2200) provides for that Code of Practice to come into force on the same date.

To access the draft Codes (which are presumably now final), click here.

Published: 2007-09-03T00:00:00

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