This code of practice relates to the powers and duties conferred
or imposed under Chapter I of Part I of the Regulation of
Investigatory Powers Act 2000 (“RIPA”), amended in 2014 by the
Data Retention and Investigatory Powers Act 2014 (“DRIPA”).

Publication Date- January 2016

This code of practice contains the following main sections:

1- General

2- Unlawful interception- criminal and civil offences

3- General rules on interception with a warrant

4- Special rules on interception with a warrant

5- Interception warrants (section 8(1))

6- Interception warrants (section 8(4))

7- Safeguards

8- Disclosure to ensure fairness in criminal proceedings

9- Interception without a warrant

10- Oversight

11- Complaints

12- Rules for requesting and handling unanalysed intercepted communications from a foreign government

Contains public sector information licensed under the Open Government Licence v3.0.

Author- Home Office