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:
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))
8- Disclosure to ensure fairness in criminal proceedings
9- Interception without a warrant
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