Scrutiny of intelligence gathering and the role of commissioners under the Investigatory Powers Act 2016
Produced in partnership with Carolina Bracken of 5 Paper Buildings
Scrutiny of intelligence gathering and the role of commissioners under the Investigatory Powers Act 2016

The following Corporate Crime practice note Produced in partnership with Carolina Bracken of 5 Paper Buildings provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • Scrutiny of intelligence gathering and the role of commissioners under the Investigatory Powers Act 2016
  • Role of the Investigatory Powers Commissioner and other Judicial Commissioners under IPA 2016
  • Investigation and information powers of the IPC
  • Additional functions of the IPC
  • Reporting
  • Codes of Practice
  • The Investigatory Powers Tribunal

IP COMPLETION DAY: 11pm (GMT) on 31 December 2020 marks the end of the Brexit transition/implementation period entered into following the UK’s withdrawal from the EU. At this point in time (referred to in UK law as ‘IP completion day’), key transitional arrangements come to an end and significant changes begin to take effect across the UK’s legal regime. This document contains guidance on subjects impacted by these changes. Before continuing your research, see Practice Note: What does IP completion day mean for corporate crime?

Coronavirus (COVID-19): This Practice Note contains guidance impacted by the Coronavirus Act 2020 (CA 2020). CA 2020, among other measures, allows the temporary appointment of Judicial Commissioners during the COVID-19 pandemic and alters the time limits in place for approval by the Judicial Commissioners of urgent targeted and bulk interception warrants, urgent targeted and bulk equipment interference warrants, urgent bulk warrants for the acquisition of communications data and urgent bulk personal dataset warrants. See: CA 2020, ss 22 and 23 and Investigatory Powers (Temporary Judicial Commissioners and Modification of Time Limits) Regulations 2020, SI 2020/360. For updates on key developments and related practical guidance on the implications for lawyers, see: Coronavirus (COVID-19) and the criminal justice system—overview and Practice Note: Coronavirus (COVID-19) toolkit.

The Investigatory Powers Act 2016 (IPA 2016) provides the legal framework governing the use of covert surveillance by public

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