Police & Criminal Law
Equipment Interference - Code Of Practice
- Home Office
- TSO (The Stationery Office)
This code of practice provides guidance on the use by the Intelligence Services of Section 5 of the Intelligence Services Act 1994 to authorise equipment interference to which the code applies. It provides guidance on the procedures that should be followed before equipment interference can take place under that provision, and on the processing, retention, destruction and disclosure of any information obtained by means of the interference.
Primarily intended for those members of the Intelligence Services involved in the use of equipment interference, the code will also be informative to others interested in the conduct of equipment interference.
Equipment Interference Code of Practice gives legal guidance on the following subjects:
General rules on warrants; issuing, necessity and considerations
What is legally privileged and confidential information?
Procedures for authorising equipment interference
Keeping of records: what information should be stored and how long for?
Handling information: processing, retention, dissemination and destruction of obtained information
Oversight by Intelligence Services Commissioner
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