Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000 – RIPA
Policy and Procedures for Undertaking and Use of Covert Human Intelligence Sources
The Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act ("RIPA") regulates the way in which investigations are carried out by public bodies. It's aim is to provide the correct balance between protecting an individual's rights to privacy and the proper use of data and surveillance to help carry out evidence gathering.This policy and procedures document clarifies the requirements that will need to be observed in order that the Council will neither contravene the legislation, Codes of Practice or other guidance issued by the Home Office or the Office of Surveillance Commissioners.
Last updated: 31st May 2013