CIJ and NUJ Highlight Inadequacy of RIPA Safeguards

    The recent codes of practice proposed for implementation of Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act (RIPA) show serious flaws in the safeguards and oversight in place.

    The CIJ, in a joint submission with the NUJ, is calling for these inadequacies to be urgently addressed,  through well-resourced and independent judicial authorisation for any use of these powers which restrict such uses to only the most compelling and exceptional circumstances.

    The response also calls on the Home Office to impose the strictest limitations on the dissemination of information obtained through these powers, ensuring that it is automatically destroyed at the conclusion of an investigation and that those targeted are able to seek redress.

    You can read the full submission here.

    This submission is a response to the Home Office consultation on the draft codes published.