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The Interception of Communications Commissioner

Recent Announcements

8th April 2014 - 2013 Report of the Interception of Communications Commissioner laid before Parliament

8th April 2014 - Prime Minister Written Ministerial Statement




The Rt Hon. Sir Anthony May was appointed as Interception of Communications Commissioner in January 2013 by the Prime Minister under Section 57(1) of the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act (RIPA) 2000. He succeeded the Rt Hon. Sir Paul Kennedy who had held the office for six years.

The Commissioner is required, by Section 58(4) of RIPA, to make a report to the Prime Minister with respect to the carrying out of his statutory functions as soon as practical after the end of each calendar year. His principal powers and duties are in section 57(2) of RIPA 2000. They relate mainly to RIPA 2000 Part I (sections 1 to 25).

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