RIPA surveillance and journalists (2)

MQT on 2015-10-21
Session date: 
October 21, 2015
Question By: 
Jenny Jones
City Hall Greens
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


In your answer to my question 2015/2698, you state that the PACE order is appropriate for "those who occupy privileged occupations are recorded as such and notified to IOCCO at each inspection." Can you outline the categories included in the privileged occupations, the process for identifying them and how often this is updated with an IOCCO inspection?


Answer for RIPA surveillance and journalists (2)

Answer for RIPA surveillance and journalists (2)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Please refer to my reply to MQ 3210 /2015 for the information about application process and privileged occupations.

All Communications Data Acquisition Units are inspected annually by IOCCO, and are required to record and retain any applications pertaining to journalists, which should be made available at inspection or at any time of asking by IOCCO.