Briefing: The Investigatory Powers Act and local government

Policy product type
LGiU essential policy briefing
Published date
April 10, 2017
Tom Simon - LGiU Associate
Issues Covered
  • counter terrorism
  • Covert or directed surveillance
  • Digital technology
  • Fire and rescue authorities
  • human rights
  • Local government powers
  • policing
  • Privacy
  • RIPA
  • Security services
Crime, policing and community safety, Social media and digital technology, Technology and transformation

We examine the Investigatory Powers Act here, particularly as it applies to local authorities, and also police forces and fire and rescue authorities. It also briefly explores the history behind the legislation, providing a basic understanding of how the legislation changes the current surveillance laws affecting public authorities.

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