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RIPA, Social Media and CHIS - Act Now


RIPA, Social Media and CHIS - Act Now
RIPA, Social Media and CHIS - Act Now
Tue, 29 June 2021, 10:00 - 16:00
Online (live webinar)
Information Law


Cost: £389 + VAT

Part 2 of the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000 (RIPA) regulates designated public authorities in the way they conduct covert surveillance.

This workshop provides a thorough examination of RIPA requirements, processes and documentation to ensure compliance.

Particular attention is paid to the application of RIPA to the use of social media in investigations, and best practice guidance. The workshop also addresses covert surveillance that does not require RIPA authorisation and is suitable for experienced and new personnel, providing practical guidance in relation to all roles, from applicant to Senior responsible Officer.

This workshop is suitable for investigators, managers as well as those preparing for an inspection.

Key points

  • Explain the relationship between RIPA and Human Rights
  • Describe the definition of Directed Surveillance and
  • Covert Human Intelligence Source (CHIS)
  • Identify when RIPA authorisation is or is not required
  • Determine when RIPA applies to work related functions and activities
  • Explain the terms necessity, proportionality and collateral intrusion
  • Apply RIPA considerations to research of social media
  • Describe the roles within the RIPA process
  • Identify and understand the forms to be used in the RIPA process
  • Discuss policy, procedure and keeping of records
  • Prepare for an inspection by Investigatory Powers
  • Commissioner Office (IPCO)
  • Identify the role of the Investigatory Powers Tribunal and the consequences of non-compliance

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