Correspondence

The Investigatory Powers Commissioner will publish correspondence of relevance to their responsibilities. This includes sharing updates, guidance and advice on how investigatory powers are to be used.

24 March 2021

A letter from the Investigatory Powers Commissioner to the Home Secretary with an assessment on the scheduled renewal of emergency measures provided for in the Coronavirus Act 2020 to appoint Temporary Judicial Commissioners.

26 March 2020

A letter from the Investigatory Powers Commissioner to the Home Secretary Rt Hon Priti Patel MP following the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic requesting emergency powers in the Coronavirus Act 2020 be exercised in order for Temporary Judicial Commissioners be appointed.

19 December 2019

A letter from the Home Secretary to the Investigatory Powers Commissioner requesting they expand their remit to oversee the compliance of the National Crime Agency and SO15 Metropolitan Police Service with “The Principles Relating to the Detention and Interviewing of Detainees Overseas and the Passing and Receipt of Intelligence Relating to Detainees.”

12 June 2019

A letter from the Investigatory Powers Commissioner to the Prime Minister outlining his conclusions and proposals on how the Consolidated Guidance could be improved.

08 March 2019

The Investigatory Powers Commissioner’s response to Harriet Harman MP on their review into the use of Juvenile Covert Human Intelligence Sources (JCHIS).

24 August 2018

A response to Chair of the Joint Committee on Human Rights Harriet Harman MP on the use children as Covert Human Intelligence Sources as requested by Baroness Williams, Minister of State for the Home Office.

16 August 2018

A letter from Chair of the Joint Committee on Human Rights Harriet Harman MP to the Minister of State for Security copying in the Investigatory Powers Commissioner seeking explanations about the use of children as Covert Human Intelligence Sources (CHIS) to gather information for public authorities.

06 March 2018

The Prime Minister’s direction to the Investigatory Powers Commissioner to keep under review the application of the Security Service’s guidelines on the use of agents who participate in criminality and the authorisations issued in accordance with them.

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