Surveillance road map

A shared approach to the regulation of surveillance in the United Kingdom.

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This document has been withdrawn, it became obsolete in September 2017 when the Office of Surveillance Commissioners (OSC), Intelligence and Security Committee (ISC) and Interception of Communications Commissioner’s Office (IOCCO) were abolished by the Investigatory Powers Act 2016.


[Withdrawn] Surveillance road map

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The purpose of the surveillance road map is to clarify the roles and responsibilities of the bodies involved in overseeing surveillance legislation in the UK.

Published 22 July 2014
Last updated 18 August 2016 + show all updates
  1. Updated road map published.
  2. First published.