Police & Criminal Law
Retention of Communications Data: Code of Practice
- Home Office
- TSO (The Stationery Office)
This code of practice relates to the powers and duties conferred or imposed under sections 1 and 2 of the Data Retention and Investigatory Powers Act 2014, and the Data Retention Regulations 2014, relating to the retention of communications data by communications service providers. It provides guidance on the procedures to be followed for the retention of communications data and describes communications data. It sets out the security principles which must be adhered to by those retaining data and the oversight arrangements in place.
This code is aimed at communications service providers who currently, or may in future, retain data under Data Retention and Investigatory Powers Act 2014 or the voluntary code of practice under the Anti-Terrorism, Crime and Security Act 2001. This code is also relevant to members of public authorities who are involved in the acquisition of communications data.
Further details regarding the acquisition of communications data can be found in the Acquisition and Disclosure of Communications Data Code of Practice.
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