Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: No
Is subject to call in?: Yes
It was RESOLVED:-
That the refreshed Joint RIPA Policy and the changes in respect of officer roles be approved and the change in the judicial oversight in the United Kingdom noted.
Reason for Decision: The Protection of Freedoms Act requires members to be advised about the use of powers under RIPA and to note the Councils’ policy for the use of surveillance.
Alternative Options Considered and Rejected: The Codes of Practice that cover RIPA require the Councils to report the use of its powers under the Act and require Cabinet notification for its policy on the use of RIPA. This report fulfils the Councils’ requirements under the Code of Practice. There are no alternative reporting or notification options under the Codes of Practice.
Any Declarations of Interest Declared: None
Any Dispensation Granted: None
Publication date: 12/06/2019
Date of decision: 12/06/2019
Decided at meeting: 12/06/2019 - Mid Suffolk Cabinet
Effective from: 22/06/2019