Policy paper

Investigatory Powers Act 2016 – codes of practice

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

Documents

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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Details

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.

A further code of practice relating to the retention and acquisition of communications data has been subject to a public consultation and will be added to this page once it has been approved by Parliament.

Published 12 June 2018