regulation of investigatory powers act


allows for lawful interception of postal communications, digital communications in certain circumstances

communications can be secretly monitored and recorded in circumstances such as:

  • interests of national security
  • investigating unauthorised use of telecommunications systems
  • preventing or detecting crime

communications can be secretly monitored but not recorded in cases such as:

  • a company checking if communications being made are business or personal
  • monitoring calls made to anonymous telephone help lines
  • the…


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