Links

Relevant Primary Legislation

The Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000 (‘RIPA’)
http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/2000/23/pdfs/ukpga_20000023_en.pdf

The Regulation of Investigatory Powers (Scotland) Act 2000 (‘RIP(S)A’)
http://www.legislation.gov.uk/asp/2000/11/pdfs/asp_20000011_en.pdf

The Human Rights Act 1998
http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/1998/42/contents

The Police Act 1997
http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/1997/50/pdfs/ukpga_19970050_en.pdf

The Intelligence Services Act 1994
http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/1994/13/pdfs/ukpga_19940013_en.pdf

The Security Service Act 1989
http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/1989/5/pdfs/ukpga_19890005_en.pdf


Relevant Secondary Legislation

Statutory Instrument 2000 No. 2665 [see below under Part IV, and under Rules]

The Investigatory Powers Tribunal Rules 2000
http://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2000/2665/pdfs/uksi_20002665_en.pdf

Statutory Instrument 2010 No.521 “The Regulation of Investigatory Powers (Directed Surveillance and Covert Human Intelligence Sources) Order 2010”
http://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2010/521/pdfs/uksi_20100521_en.pdf

Statutory Instrument 2010 No.480 “The Regulation of Investigatory Powers (Communications Data) Order 2010”
http://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2010/480/pdfs/uksi_20100480_en.pdf

Scottish Statutory Instrument 2010 No.350 “The Regulation of Investigatory Powers (Prescription of Offices etc and Specification of Public Authorities) (Scotland) Order 2010”
http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ssi/2010/350/pdfs/ssi_20100350_en.pdf

NI Statutory Rule 2002 No.292 “Regulation of Investigatory Powers (Prescription of Offices, Ranks and Positions) Order (Northern Ireland) 2002”
http://www.legislation.gov.uk/nisr/2002/292/pdfs/nisr_20020292_en.pdf


Codes of Practice

Interception of Communications
https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/97956/interception-comms-code-practice.pdf

Acquisition and Disclosure of Communications Data
https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/97961/code-of-practice-acquisition.pdf


Covert Surveillance and Property Interference
https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/97960/code-of-practice-covert.pdf

Covert Human Intelligence Sources
https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/97958/code-practice-human-intel.pdf

Investigation of Protected Electronic Information
https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/97959/code-practice-electronic-info.pdf

Equipment Interference
https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/401863/Draft_Equipment_Interference_Code_of_Practice.pdf 


RIP(S)A Scottish Codes of Practice

Covert Surveillance
http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Resource/Doc/47034/0025783.pdf

Covert Human Intelligence Sources
http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Resource/Doc/47034/0025782.pdf


Independent Oversight

Interception of Communications Commissioner
http://www.intelligencecommissioner.com/

Intelligence Services Commissioner
http://www.iocco-uk.info/

Chief Surveillance Commissioner
https://osc.independent.gov.uk/

Surveillance Camera Commissioner
https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/surveillance-camera-commissioner


Parliamentary Oversight

Intelligence and Security Committee
http://isc.independent.gov.uk/


Other Complaints Bodies

Information Commissioner’s Office
http://ico.org.uk/

The Adjudicator’s Office
http://www.adjudicatorsoffice.gov.uk/

Independent Police Complaints Commission
http://www.ipcc.gov.uk/

Police Investigations and Review Commissioner
http://pirc.scotland.gov.uk/

Police Ombudsman for Northern Ireland
http://www.policeombudsman.org/

Local Government Ombudsman
http://www.lgo.org.uk/

Scottish Public Services Ombudsman
http://www.spso.org.uk/

European Court of Human Rights
http://www.echr.coe.int/Pages/home.aspx?p=home


Last updated: 5 Jul 16