RIPA: Local authorities and the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000

A practice note which examines the use by local authorities of certain investigative powers authorised under the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000 (RIPA).  The note considers:

  • The powers available to local authorities under the RIPA regime.
  • The controversy surrounding their use by some local authorities.
  • Other applicable legislation and policies that will also need to be considered.
Professor Ian Walden, consultant, Baker & McKenzie LLP


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