Voice your RIP Act concerns

Bill Goodwin

Bill Goodwin

IT directors have eight weeks to comment on the latest draft codes of practice for the Regulation of Investigatory Powers (RIP) Act 2000.

The codes are designed to govern the day to day operation of the Act, which enshrines government powers to intercept e-mails and telephone calls.

Issued on the Home Office Web site last week, the draft codes regulate the use of covert surveillance, covert human intelligence sources and the interception of communications by law enforcement agencies.

Philip Virgo, secretary general of IT industry lobby group Eurim, said it was important for IT directors, whose companies may be on the receiving ends of warrants, to be aware of their contents.

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