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.

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  • Responses to the IPC’s request for submissions on bulk powers

    The following letters have been received in response to the IPC’s request for submissions on bulk powers

    Comments to IPCO Bulk Powers Proportionality
    IPCO consulation on bulk powers - Liberty response June 2018

  • IPCO's response to ISC report on Detainee Mistreatment and Rendition

    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 Consolidated Guidance could be further improved. We will aim to consider our proposals as openly as we can and would encourage contributions from everyone who has an interest in this area.


    The Commissioner said: “The ISC’s excellent reports show that for a period after 9/11 the Government’s approach to mistreatment and rendition fell far below the standard I would expect to, and do, see during my inspections today. I am pleased to be taking forward the review of the Consolidated Guidance and look forward to engaging widely as part of that process.”

  • IPC Submissions on bulk powers

    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.