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

  • IPCO's response to juvenile CHIS
    29/08/2018

    Following recent Parliamentary debates on the use of juveniles as Covert Human Intelligence Sources (CHIS), the Chair of the Joint Committee on Human Rights, Harriet Harman MP, wrote to Ben Wallace MP seeking clarification on a number of points. One of th......
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  • IPCO Consultation on Consolidated Guidance
    20/08/2018

    Further to the Prime Minister’s request on Thursday 28 June 2018 for the Investigatory Powers Commissioner to make proposals to the Government about how the Consolidated Guidance could be improved, Sir Adrian Fulford has decided to carry out a consu......
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  • 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 Mr Plouffe......
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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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  • 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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  • 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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