Decision details

Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act ('RIPA') and Investigative Powers Act ('IPA') update

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes


31.1     The Leader and Lead Member considered a report by the Assistant Chief Executive.




31.2     The Leader and Lead Member RESOLVED to approve the amendments to the County Council’s policy in relation to the use of Covert Investigatory Techniques as set out in Appendix 1. 




31.3     The Policy has been revised to reflect changes in Authorising Officers, to introduce changes introduced by the Investigative Powers Act and updated Codes of Practice, and to improve the quality of the content.

Report author: Philip Baker

Publication date: 31/03/2021

Date of decision: 20/01/2021

Decided at meeting: 20/01/2021 - Lead Member for Strategic Management and Economic Development

Effective from: 28/01/2021

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