Decision details

Investigatory Powers Commissioner's Office (IPCO) Policy

Decision Maker: Executive

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


To set out the obligations on the Council with respect to the Regulation of Investigatory

Powers Act 2000. (RIPA)




      i.        the updated policy as set out at Appendix A of the Executive Director:Deliverys report be approved.


     ii.        Members are briefed on the content, purpose and application of the



    iii.        the post-holders identified in the Policy be designated as ‘Authorising

Officers’ as set out.

Reasons for the decision:

The Council is required by the statutory codes of practice issued under the Regulation of investigatory Powers Act 2002 to have an approved policy for the control and application of RIPA provision across the functions of the Council.

Alternative options considered:

The only alternative is not to take adopt the updated Policy.

Interests and Nature of Interests Declared:


Reason Key: Affects more than 1 ward;

Wards Affected: (All Wards);

Financial Impact: As set out in the report

Declarations: None

Subject to Urgent Proceedings: No

Making Representations: In writing to the Executive Director: Delivery

Other reasons / organisations consulted




Contact: Damian James, Assistant Director: Contract Services Email: Tel: 01344 355157.

Report author: Damian James

Publication date: 26/01/2021

Date of decision: 26/01/2021

Decided at meeting: 26/01/2021 - Executive

Effective from: 03/02/2021

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