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Interception of Communications: Code of Practice
Interception of Communications: Code of Practice

This rebranded Code of Practice sets out the powers and duties conferred or imposed under Chapter 1 of Part 1 of the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000 (ISBN 0105423009) relating to the lawful interception of communications. It gives guidance to intelligence agencies and others on warrants and the disclosure, copying, retention and other safeguards necessary for materials obtained through warranted interception.

Primarily intended for those public authorities able to apply for the issue of an interception warrant and those listed in Section 6 (2) of the Act, the Code will also be informative to communications service providers' staff involved in the lawful interception of communications and others interested in the conduct of lawful interception of communications.

Key Features:
  • Provides guidance on lawful interception of communications by public authorities.
  • Contains full details of interception warrants.
  • Details special rules on interception with and without warrants.
Home Office
Published by
TSO (The Stationery Office)
Publication Date
7 August 2002
31 pages
A5 (148 x 210 mm)
Approx Weight
0.25 kg
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