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

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 type: Key

Reason Key: Strategic nature / impact on communities;

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Notice of proposed decision first published: 18/05/2021

Decision due: 21 July 2021 by Cabinet member finance, corporate services and planning

Lead member: Councillor Liz Harvey, Cabinet member - finance, corporate services and planning epjharvey@herefordshire.gov.uk

Lead director: Solicitor to the Council

Department: Corporate Support Centre

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

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