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RIPA and Social Media - Act Now
RIPA and Social Media - Act Now
Mon, 23 May 2022, 11:30 - 12:30
Online (live webinar)
Information Law


Cost £99 + vat

Speaker Steve Morris

Social media is used for both personal and business purposes. Platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and many others are a rich source of background information, intelligence and evidence.

Investigators, regulators, enforcement officers, carers, and internal investigators have found themselves being drawn to viewing social media, either as a result of their own activities, or directed by information provided by the public.

Social media profiles and posts are likely to consist of personal data or private information, and it is easy to overlook compliance requirements in relation to Data Protection and RIPA, particularly if regular monitoring of such sites is being undertaken. It is also easy to severely restrict the legitimate use of social media for investigation and other purposes for fear of breaching Data Protection or RIPA.

This webinar refers to the relevant RIPA codes of practice so the likelihood that a RIPA surveillance or CHIS authorisation is required can be addressed, and proper scrutiny is more likely to confirm RIPA may not apply to certain activity.

IPCO have clear expectations of records of use of social media, and these form part of the conduct of an inspection. The management of personal data requires compliance with the Data Protection Act.

This webinar provides practical advise and an action plan for using overt and covert profiles, and the recommended training and records requirements.

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