Decision maker: Cabinet
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: No
Is subject to call in?: Yes
To update policy as required and report on use
of RIPA authorisations over the past year.
that the minor updates made to the policy in order
to take account of new job titles for Directors and Services
Managers, as well as other minor drafting amendments be
that the amended Ashfield District Council
Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000 (RIPA) Policy and
guidance, as attached as an appendix to the officer’s report
that it be noted that the Council has been
authorised to carry out one covert surveillance operation pursuant
to the RIPA powers in the past 12 months.
REASON FOR DECISIONS
To comply with the current Code
of Practice and Council Policy that requires that Members are
updated on any RIPA authorisations made on an annual
To ensure that the Policy
remains up to date and fit for purpose.
ALTERNATIVE OPTIONS CONSIDERED AND REASONS FOR
The alternative was not to
report to Members and not to make the minor policy changes. This
alternative course of action was not recommended as it could put
the Authority at risk of challenge for breach of Policy and leave
the Policy containing out of date information.
Report author: Ruth Dennis
Publication date: 21/01/2019
Date of decision: 21/01/2019
Decided at meeting: 21/01/2019 - Cabinet
Effective from: 29/01/2019