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Data Retention and Investigatory Powers Act 2014

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22.The Act provides powers to create a new mandatory data retention regime to replace the 2009 Regulations.

23.It clarifies that the economic well-being purpose for obtaining communications data or issuing an interception warrant under RIPA must relate to national security.

24.It clarifies the extra-territorial reach of RIPA for the purposes of seeking assistance with giving effect to an interception warrant, giving a notice requiring the maintenance of a permanent interception capability, or requesting communications data.

25.It provides further clarification of the detail of the definition of a telecommunications service.

26.Finally, it provides for the review of the investigatory powers available in the United Kingdom and increased reporting on their use.

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