Decision details

Approval of the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000 (RIPA) Policy and Procedures

Decision Maker: Cabinet member finance, corporate services and planning

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes

Purpose:

The purpose of this report is to seek approval of the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000 (RIPA) policy which replaces the previous policy.

 

RIPA provides the legal framework for a local authority to conduct covert surveillance techniques. The legislation ensures that any surveillance activity conducted by the council is legal, proportionate and necessary.

 

Decision:

That:

a)    the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000 (RIPA) Policy is approved.

 

Alternative options considered:

1.         There is a legal requirement for a public authority to hold an updated policy.

 

Reason Key: Strategic nature / impact on communities;

Wards Affected: (All Wards);

Contact: Claire Ward, Acting deputy chief executive - solicitor to the council Email: Claire.Ward@herefordshire.gov.uk Tel: 01432 260657.

Publication date: 21/07/2021

Date of decision: 21/07/2021

Effective from: 28/07/2021

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