Category Archives: Surveillance

RIPA and Communications Data: 2014 Annual Report

    Local authorities have powers, under Part I Chapter 2 of the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000(RIPA), to acquire communications data from Communications Service Providers (CSPs). The definition of “communications data” includes information relating to the use of … Continue reading

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Controlling, Lying and Blocking: Ways for the individual to win the privacy arms race?

This is a version of Marion Oswald’s speech at the launch of the Centre for Law & Information Policy at the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies on 24 February 2015. My talk is about controlling, lying and blocking. Could these … Continue reading

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Revised RIPA Policy and Procedures Toolkit (2015)

The local authority surveillance regime((under the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000, (RIPA)) has seen a number of developments in the past few years. These include: Since 1st November 2012, whenever exercising any powers under RIPA (doing Directed Surveillance, deploying … Continue reading

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CCTV Surveillance: Getting It Right

Steve Morris writes… “I keep six honest serving men, they taught me all I know, their names are what, why, when, how, where and who…” “I know a person small, she keeps ten million serving-men who get no rest at … Continue reading

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Staff Surveillance: It’s a Data Protection Issue

Increasingly affordable surveillance technology means that more and more employers are turning to surveillance to catch errant or work shy employees. But confusion still reigns as to which legislation applies and what can be done lawfully. If employee surveillance is … Continue reading

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The New RIPA Surveillance Codes: Key Changes

By Sam Lincoln (Chief Surveillance Inspector 2006 – 2013) Recently Ibrahim Hasan alerted you to the revisions of the two codes of practice underPart 2 of the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000 (RIPA) published on 10th December 2014. Ibrahim … Continue reading

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Ex Chief Surveillance Inspector (OSC) Joins Act Now Team

Act Now Training is pleased to announce that Sam Lincoln has joined our team of trainers. Together with, Ibrahim Hasan and Steve Morris, Sam will deliver high quality training and consultancy services in the field of surveillance law particularly on … Continue reading

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