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Regulations of Investigatory Powers Act

Volume 699: debated on Thursday 28 February 2008

asked Her Majesty's Government:

How many orders have been issued under Section 49 of the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000; and [HL1926]

How many convictions have arisen from a defendant’s non-compliance with an order made under Section 49 of the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000; and [HL1927]

How many convictions have arisen from evidence obtained from encrypted sources by way of an order issued under Section 49 of the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000. [HL1928]

Four notices under Section 49 of the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000—RIPA—have been issued since the provisions came into force on 1 October 2007.

No cases involving the issuing of Section 49 notices under the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000 have yet come before the courts.