Guidance

Covert surveillance and covert human intelligence sources codes of practice

Guidance on the use of covert surveillance or human intelligence sources by public authorities under part 2 of RIPA 2000.

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Covert surveillance and property interference code of practice

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Guidance on the use of covert surveillance or human intelligence sources by public authorities under part 2 of the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act (RIPA) 2000.

The codes of practice also provide guidance on entry or interference with property or wireless telegraphy by public authorities under section 5 of the Intelligence Services Act 1994 or part 3 of the Police Act 1997.

You can view the past code of practice on the National Archives website.

Published 10 December 2014
Last updated 20 September 2018 + show all updates
  1. Updated guidance.
  2. Revised codes take effect from 15 August 2018.
  3. First published.