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Regulation of Investigatory Powers (Scotland) Act 2000

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Section 27:  Power to extend or modify authorisation provisions

114.Subsection (1) enables the Scottish Ministers, by order, to change the types of activities which fall within the categories of intrusive and directed surveillance by providing that a type of directed surveillance will be treated as intrusive surveillance. Furthermore, they may, by order, provide that additional types of surveillance, which are not at present defined as directed or intrusive surveillance in section 1, will be covered by the Act and become capable of being authorised.

115.Subsection (2) provides that no order shall be made under this section unless a draft of it has been laid before and approved by resolution of the Scottish Parliament.

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