Lord Justice Fulford

Investigatory Powers Commissioner's Office

IPCO provides independent oversight of the use of investigatory powers by intelligence agencies, police forces and other public authorities.

The Prime Minister approved the appointment of The Right Honourable Sir Adrian Fulford as Investigatory Powers Commissioner under the terms of the Investigatory Powers Act 2016.


Recent Activity

  • Responses to the IPC’s request for submissions on bulk powers
    30/07/2018

    The following letters have been received in response to the IPC’s request for submissions on bulk powers Graham Smith - Partner, Bird & Bird LLP Liberty Human Rights Open Rights Group University of Essex
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  • Interception of Communications Commissioner of the Isle of Man Meeting
    30/07/2018

    Our legal team recently met with Susie Alegre, the Interception of Communications Commissioner (IoCC) of the Isle of Man. We are looking at ways in which we can work together to facilitate effective oversight of the Investigatory powers and we are explori......
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  • Office of the Communications Security Establishment Commissioner Visit
    30/07/2018

    The Office of the Communications Security Establishment Commissioner (OCSEC), the Honourable Jean-Pierre Plouffe, recently met the Investigatory Powers Commissioner and his officials in London. The purpose of the visit was to discuss the Mr Plo......
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  • UN Special Rapporteur visit
    30/07/2018

    Professor Joseph A. Cannataci, the UN Special Rapporteur on the right to privacy recently met IPCO senior staff. We discussed the challenge of setting up IPCO including how the oversight body had absorbed the responsibilities from the Interception of Comm......
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  • Emily, Project Manager at IPCO - A year in the making
    23/07/2018

    I joined IPCO a year ago, when we were a discombobulated band scattered across disparate offices in the Home Office. The twelve months since have been an incredible journey of collaboration and camaraderie to ensure IPCO is up and running in time to meet ......
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  • IPCO's response to ISC report on Detainee Mistreatment and Rendition
    28/06/2018

    Today the Intelligence and Security Committee of Parliament published its reports on Detainee Mistreatment and Rendition. We welcome the ISC’s comprehensive report, and the Prime Minister’s invitation for IPCO to make proposals for how the Con......
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  • Legal & Policy Team - IPCO collaboration with the University of Essex
    30/05/2018

    At IPCO we are committed to being as open and transparent as we can be and demystifying as much of the work we do as possible. The Commissioner is passionate about the need for greater and continued public engagement. So it has been great working with th......
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  • IPC Submissions on bulk powers
    24/05/2018

    On 23 May we wrote to a number of NGOs regarding bulk powers. We would welcome responses from any other interested parties. You can read a version of our letter here.
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  • Sir Adrian Fulford - A message from the Commissioner
    17/05/2018

    After all of the work that has been needed to set up IPCO – acquiring new premises and equipment; recruiting staff and Judicial Commissioners; training the judges, the secretariat and the inspectors; working with Professor Sir Bernard Silverman to e......
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