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
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.
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