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Investigatory Powers Act 2016

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65Duration and cancellation of authorisations and notices

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(1)An authorisation ceases to have effect at the end of the period of one month beginning with the date on which it is granted.

(2)An authorisation may be renewed at any time before the end of that period by the grant of a further authorisation.

(3)Subsection (1) has effect in relation to a renewed authorisation as if the period of one month mentioned in that subsection did not begin until the end of the period of one month applicable to the authorisation that is current at the time of the renewal.

(4)A designated senior officer who has granted an authorisation—

(a)may cancel it at any time, and

(b)must cancel it if the designated senior officer considers that the requirements of this Part would not be satisfied in relation to granting an equivalent new authorisation.

(5)The Secretary of State may by regulations provide for the person by whom any function under subsection (4) is to be exercised where the person who would otherwise have exercised it is no longer available to do so.

(6)Such regulations may, in particular, provide for the person by whom the function is to be exercised to be a person appointed in accordance with the regulations.

(7)A notice given in pursuance of an authorisation (and any requirement imposed by the notice)—

(a)is not affected by the authorisation subsequently ceasing to have effect under subsection (1), but

(b)is cancelled if the authorisation is cancelled under subsection (4).

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