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๐Ÿ”Ž Investigatory Powers Act 2016

An Act to make provision about the interception of communications, equipment interference and the acquisition and retention of communications data, bulk personal datasets.

Main reasons for creating an act#

- To give certain group legal rights to carry out digital surveillance and access digital communication held by a person or organisation.
- Needed to keep up to date with present technology.
- Brings together all powers already available to law enforcement to obtain data about communications
- Make the powers and safeguards clear and understandable
- Overhauls the way the powers were overseen