Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000 Explanatory Notes

Section 25: Interpretation of Chapter II

178.This section defines the terms used in the Chapter dealing with communications data.

179.Subsection (2) explains that the Secretary of State will identify the "persons designated for the purposes of this Chapter" in an order (negative resolution, see section 78). Under subsection (3), he may place restrictions on who may act under these provisions and in what circumstances.

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