Decision details

Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act (RIPA) update

Decision Maker: Lead Member for Communities and Safety

Decision status: Recommendations approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes


To consider a report regarding the updates to Road Safety Policies.



14.1     The Lead Member considered a report by the Assistant Chief Executive.


14.2     The Lead Member requested a clarification regarding data protection, and the Assistant Chief Executive agreed to the addition of the following:

“All data will be kept in accordance with the Data Protection principles and the Council’s Information Governance policies.”




14.3     RESOLVED (1) to note the County Council’s use of RIPA authorisations;


(2) to note the additional RIPA authorised officers and Designated Person; and


(3) to approve the amendments to the County Council’s RIPA Policy as set out in Appendix 1, with the additional amendment set out at 14.2 above.  




14.4     The policy on the use of surveillance and acquisition of data within the regulatory framework of RIPA has been updated to reflect staffing changes. 


14.5     Online communication has grown and developed significantly over recent years.  Use of details about individuals, groups or locations that are provided on social networking sites and other means of open communication between people using the internet and their mobile communication devices may require authorisation.  

Report author: Philip Baker

Publication date: 14/09/2017

Date of decision: 01/09/2017

Decided at meeting: 01/09/2017 - Lead Member for Communities and Safety

Effective from: 09/09/2017

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