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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
- 21/07/2021 - Approval of the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000 (RIPA) Policy and Procedures