Policy paper

Investigatory Powers Act 2016 – codes of practice

Codes of practice setting out processes and safeguards for a number of investigatory powers.

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Bulk acquisition of communications data

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Intelligence services’ retention and use of bulk personal datasets

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Equipment interference

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Interception of Communications

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National security notice

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Communications Data Code of Practice

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These codes of practice, which have been approved by both Houses of Parliament, set out processes and safeguards for the use of investigatory powers by public authorities including bulk acquisition of communications data, Intelligence services’ retention and use of bulk personal datasets, equipment interference, interception of communications and national security notices.

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Published 12 June 2018
Last updated 1 August 2019 + show all updates
  1. Communications Data Code of Practice added.

  2. Added handling arrangements

  3. First published.