Guidance

Interception of communications: code of practice 2016

Code of practice for the security and law enforcement agencies’ use of interception powers.

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Interception of communications: code of practice

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The updated interception of communications code of practice reflects developments in the law since the code was brought into force in 2002. It also provides more information on the safeguards that apply to the security and law enforcement agencies’ exercise of interception powers. This document includes amendments made following a public consultation.

This code of practice is for the public authorities listed in section 6(2) of the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000. It may also be of interest to postal and telecommunication operators and other interested organisations.

Published 27 January 2016