England and Wales’ Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000

England and Wales’ Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000 addresses the interception of communications, the acquisition and disclosure of data relating to communications, the conduct of surveillance, and the use of covert human intelligence sources. The Act contains safeguards to help prevent abuse and misuse of these powers.

The following questions have been addressed in this article:

Can local authorities use RIPA powers?
How are the authorities seeking to ensure that the powers under RIPA will not be misused?
Can use of RIPA be contested?

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