Interception of Communications Commissioner's Office report (1)

Meeting: 
MQT on 2015-02-23
Session date: 
February 23, 2015
Reference: 
2015/0500
Question By: 
Jenny Jones
Organisation: 
City Hall Greens
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

In light of the Interception of Communications Commissioner's Office (IOCCO) recommendation that police forces should require judicial approval to access journalistic records under the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act, will the Metropolitan Police be seeking to do this in the coming months, before this becomes law? Please explain how the system will be adapted in light of the recommendation.

Answer

Answer for Interception of Communications Commissioner's Office report (1)

Answer for Interception of Communications Commissioner's Office report (1)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

I am pleased that the IOCCO has agreed with my call for judicial approval of this kind. It is now for national procedures to be formulated.

The MPS are party to these consideration and will work in tandem with the national ACPO policing lead to ensure this is delivered.