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Data Retention and Investigatory Powers Act: Human rights memorandum

Human rights memorandum accompanying the Data Retention and Investigatory Powers Act.

This was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

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This memorandum addresses issues arising under the European Convention on Human Rights (“ECHR”) in relation to the Data Retention and Investigatory Powers Act. The Department is satisfied that, in the event that the Bill is introduced into parliament, the responsible minister could make a statement under section 19(1)(a) of the Human Rights Act 1998 that, in his or her view, the provisions of the Bill are compatible with the Convention rights.

Published 25 July 2014