Interception of communications: code of practice

Code of practice for the interception of communications.

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This document was withdrawn on 5 April 2016. An updated code of practice is available.


Interception code of practice

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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 (‘the act’).

Published 12 March 2010