Review of the Use of Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000
Decision Maker: Cabinet
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: No
Is subject to call in?: Yes
This report seeks approval to changes required to the Council’s Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act (RIPA) policies in relation to further powers to extract data from a mobile device, pursuant to Police Crime Sentencing and Courts Act 2022.
(1) To approve the proposed changes to the RIPA policy attached as Appendix A to the report.
(2) To note the oversight role of Audit & Standards Advisory Committee (ASAC), and that this matter was considered by the committee at its meeting on the 21 March 2023.
(3) To note the oversight role of the Monitoring Officer (MO) and regular reviews being undertaken by the MO and senior management.
Wards Affected: (All Wards);
Contact: Biancia Robinson, Senior Lawyer, Constitutional and Governance Email: Biancia.Robinson@brent.gov.uk Tel: 0208 937 1544.
Report author: Biancia Robinson
Publication date: 18/04/2023
Date of decision: 17/04/2023
Decided at meeting: 17/04/2023 - Cabinet
Effective from: 25/04/2023