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2018 No. 1246 (C. 89)

Investigatory Powers

The Investigatory Powers Act 2016 (Commencement No. 9) Regulations 2018

Made

27th November 2018

The Secretary of State makes the following Regulations in exercise of the powers conferred by section 272(1) of the Investigatory Powers Act 2016(1).

Citation and interpretation

1.—(1) These Regulations may be cited as the Investigatory Powers Act 2016 (Commencement No. 9) Regulations 2018.

(2) In these Regulations “the 2016 Act” means the Investigatory Powers Act 2016.

Provisions coming into force on 28th November 2018

2.  The following provisions of the 2016 Act come into force on 28th November 2018—

(a)in section 106 (power to issue warrants to law enforcement officers)—

(i)subsection (1) for the purpose of the law enforcement chief deciding to issue a warrant but not for the purpose of the issuing of a warrant;

(ii)subsection (2);

(iii)subsections (3) and (4) for the purpose of the law enforcement chief, or appropriate delegate, deciding to issue a warrant but not for the purpose of the issuing of a warrant;

(iv)subsections (5) to (14);

(b)section 107 (restriction on issue of warrants to certain law enforcement officers);

(c)section 108 (approval of warrants by Judicial Commissioners) so far as not already in force;

(d)section 111 (members of Parliament etc.) so far as not already in force;

(e)section 115 (requirements that must be met by warrants) so far as not already in force;

(f)section 129 (safeguards relating to retention and disclosure of material) so far as not already in force;

(g)section 248 (combination of warrants and authorisations) for the purpose of the provisions of Schedule 8 coming into force in accordance with paragraph (i) of this regulation;

(h)Schedule 6 (issue of warrants under section 106 etc: table);

(i)in Schedule 8 (combination of warrants and authorisations), paragraphs 11 and 12 (combined warrants that may be issued by certain law enforcement chiefs) for the purpose of the law enforcement chief deciding to issue a warrant but not for the purpose of the issuing of a warrant.

Provisions coming into force on 5th December 2018

3.  The following provisions of the 2016 Act come into force on 5th December 2018—

(a)section 106 so far as not already in force;

(b)section 117 (renewal of warrants) so far as not already in force;

(c)section 123 (modification of warrants issued by law enforcement chiefs);

(d)section 124 (approval of modifications under section 123 in urgent cases);

(e)section 125 (cancellation of warrants) so far as not already in force;

(f)section 128 (duty of telecommunications operators to assist with implementation) so far as not already in force;

(g)in section 231(9) (definition of “relevant error”), paragraph (a) to the extent that it applies to an error by a public authority relating to equipment interference, so far as not already in force for that purpose;

(h)in section 243(1) (functions of the Tribunal in relation to this Act etc.), paragraphs (d) and (e);

(i)section 248 so far as not already in force;

(j)section 271(1) (Schedule 10: minor and consequential provision) so far as relating to the provisions coming into force in accordance with paragraph (l) of this regulation;

(k)Schedule 8, so far as not already in force;

(l)in Schedule 10 (minor and consequential provision)—

(i)paragraph 66 (amendment of Schedule 2 to the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000(2));

(ii)paragraph 68 (amendment of the Regulation of Investigatory Powers (Scotland) Act 2000(3));

(iii)paragraph 70 (amendment of the Crime and Courts Act 2013(4)).

Provision coming into force on 16th January 2019

4.  Section 14 of the 2016 Act (restriction on use of section 93 of the Police Act 1997(5)) comes into force on 16th January 2019.

Ben Wallace

Minister of State

Home Office

27th November 2018

EXPLANATORY NOTE

(This note is not part of the Regulations)

Regulation 2 brings into force, on 28th November 2018, the power of law enforcement chiefs to decide to issue equipment interference warrants and the function of Judicial Commissioners to approve those decisions.

Regulation 3 brings into force, on 5th December 2018, the provisions necessary for equipment interference warrants to be issued by law enforcement chiefs.

Regulation 4 brings into force, on 16th January 2019, the prohibition such that law enforcement agencies may not make applications for property interference authorisations under section 93 of the Police Act 1997 (c. 50) where the purpose of the interference is to obtain communications, private information or equipment data, if the applicant considers the conduct constitutes an offence under sections 1 to 3A of the Computer Misuse Act 1990 (c. 18) and the conduct can be authorised under an equipment interference warrant.

A full impact assessment has not been produced for this instrument as no, or no significant, impact on the private, voluntary or public sector is foreseen.

NOTE AS TO EARLIER COMMENCEMENT REGULATIONS

(This note is not part of the Regulations)

The following provisions of the Investigatory Powers Act 2016 (c. 25) have been brought into force by commencement regulations made before the date of these Regulations.

ProvisionDate of CommencementS.I. No.
Section 113.02.172017/137(6)
Section 2 (partially)30.12.162016/1233
Section 2 (partially)12.03.182018/341
Section 2 (partially)31.05.182018/652
Section 2 (partially)27.06.182018/652
Section 2 (partially)25.07.182018/873
Section 2 (partially)22.08.182018/873
Section 327.06.182018/652
Sections 4 to 631.05.182018/652
Section 727.06.182018/652
Section 827.06.182018/652
Section 9 (partially)27.06.182018/652
Section 9 (remainder)26.09.182018/940
Section 10(1) and (2) (partially)27.06.182018/652
Section 10(3) (partially)31.05.182018/652
Section 10(3) (remainder)27.06.182018/652
Section 10 (remainder)26.09.182018/940
Section 1308.08.182018/652
Section 15(6) (partially)01.09.172017/859
Section 15 (remainder)31.05.182018/652
Section 16(4) to (6) (partially)01.09.172017/859
Section 16 (remainder)31.05.182018/652
Section 1731.05.182018/652
Section 18 (partially)31.05.182018/652
Section 18 (remainder)30.08.182018/940
Section 19 (partially)31.05.182018/652
Section 19 (remainder)27.06.182018/652
Section 2031.05.182018/652
Section 21 (partially)31.05.182018/652
Section 21 (remainder)30.08.182018/940
Section 2231.05.182018/652
Section 2331.05.182018/652
Section 2427.06.182018/652
Section 2527.06.182018/652
Sections 26 to 3131.05.182018/652
Sections 32 to 3427.06.182018/652
Section 35 (partially)27.06.182018/652
Section 35 (remainder)26.09.182018/940
Sections 36 to 3927.06.182018/652
Section 40 (partially)31.05.182018/652
Section 40 (remainder)27.06.182018/652
Sections 41 to 5227.06.182018/652
Section 5331.05.182018/652
Section 5431.05.182018/652
Sections 55 to 5727.06.182018/652
Section 58 (partially)27.06.182018/652
Section 58 (remainder)26.09.182018/940
Section 5927.06.182018/652
Section 60(1) (partially)13.02.172017/137
Section 60 (remainder)31.05.182018/652
Section 61(7) (partially)30.12.162016/1233
Section 87, except subsection (1)(b)30.12.162016/1233
Section 87 (remainder)01.11.182018/873
Section 8830.12.162016/1233
Section 8901.11.182018/873
Section 90(13)30.12.162016/1233
Section 90 (remainder)01.11.182018/873
Section 9101.11.182018/873
Section 9230.12.162016/1233
Section 9330.12.162016/1233
Section 94 (partially)30.12.162016/1233
Section 94 (remainder)01.11.182018/873
Section 9530.12.162016/1233
Section 9601.11.182018/873
Section 9730.12.162016/1233
Section 9830.12.162016/1233
Sections 99 to 10131.05.182018/652
Section 102(1) to (3) (partially)31.05.182018/652
Section 102(1) to (3) (remainder)27.06.182018/652
Section 102(4) (partially)31.05.182018/652
Section 102(4) (partially)27.06.182018/652
Section 102(5) to (9)31.05.182018/652
Section 103 (partially)31.05.182018/652
Section 103 (remainder)27.06.182018/652
Section 104 (partially)31.05.182018/652
Section 104 (remainder)27.06.182018/652
Section 10531.05.182018/652
Section 108 (partially)31.05.182018/652
Section 10927.06.182018/652
Section 11027.06.182018/652
Section 111 (partially)31.05.182018/652
Sections 112 to 11431.05.182018/652
Section 115 (partially)31.05.182018/652
Section 11627.06.182018/652
Section 117 (partially)27.06.182018/652
Sections 118 to 12227.06.182018/652
Section 125 (partially)27.06.182018/652
Section 12627.06.182018/652
Section 12727.06.182018/652
Section 128 (partially)27.06.182018/652
Section 129 (partially)31.05.182018/652
Section 13031.05.182018/652
Sections 131 to 13427.06.182018/652
Sections 135 to 13731.05.182018/652
Section 138 (partially)31.05.182018/652
Section 138 (remainder)27.06.182018/652
Sections 139 to 14231.05.182018/652
Sections 143 to 14927.06.182018/652
Section 15031.05.182018/652
Section 15131.05.182018/652
Sections 152 to 15627.06.182018/652
Section 15731.05.182018/652
Section 158 (partially)25.07.182018/873
Section 158 (remainder)22.08.182018/873
Sections 159 to 16125.07.182018/873
Sections 162 to 17022.08.182018/873
Sections 171 and 17225.07.182018/873
Sections 173 and 17422.08.182018/873
Section 17525.07.182018/873
Section 17631.05.182018/652
Section 17731.05.182018/652
Section 178 (partially)31.05.182018/652
Section 178 (remainder)27.06.182018/652
Section 17931.05.182018/652
Section 18027.06.182018/652
Section 18127.06.182018/652
Section 18231.05.182018/652
Section 18331.05.182018/652
Sections 184 to 19027.06.182018/652
Section 19131.05.182018/652
Section 19231.05.182018/652
Sections 193 to 19727.06.182018/652
Section 19831.05.182018/652
Section 199 (partially)01.09.172017/859
Section 199 (remainder)25.07.182018/873
Section 200(3)25.07.182018/873
Section 200 (remainder)22.08.182018/873
Section 20122.08.182018/873
Section 20225.07.182018/873
Section 20325.07.182018/873
Section 204 (partially)25.07.182018/873
Section 204 (remainder)22.08.182018/873
Section 205 (partially)25.07.182018/873
Section 205 (remainder)22.08.182018/873
Sections 206 to 20825.07.182018/873
Sections 209 and 21022.08.182018/873
Sections 211 and 21225.07.182018/873
Sections 213 to 22022.08.182018/873
Section 22125.07.182018/873
Sections 222 to 22422.08.182018/873
Section 225 (partially)25.07.182018/873
Section 225 (remainder)22.08.182018/873
Section 22625.07.182018/873
Section 229 (partially)13.02.172017/137
Section 229 (partially)01.09.172017/859
Section 229 (partially)12.03.182018/341
Section 229 (partially)27.06.182018/652
Section 229 (partially)22.08.182018/873
Section 229 (partially)01.11.182018/873
Section 23013.02.172017/137
Section 231(1) to (8)27.06.182018/652
Section 231(9) (partially)27.06.182018/652
Section 231(9) (partially)22.08.182018/873
Section 231(9) (partially)01.11.182018/873
Section 231(9) (partially)26.09.182018/940
Section 23213.02.172017/137
Section 233(1) (partially)13.02.172017/137
Section 233 (remainder)01.09.172017/859
Section 234 (partially)13.02.172017/137
Section 234 (partially)01.09.172017/859
Section 234 (partially)27.06.182018/652
Section 234 (remainder)22.08.182018/873
Section 235(1) to (4)13.02.172017/137
Section 235(5)01.09.172017/859
Section 235(7)13.02.172017/137
Section 235 (remainder)27.06.182018/652
Section 23601.09.172017/859
Section 23713.02.172017/137
Section 238, except subsection (6)(b) and (c)13.02.172017/137
Section 238 (remainder)25.07.182018/873
Section 23913.02.172017/137
Section 24001.09.172017/859
Section 24113.02.172017/137
Section 243 (partially)12.03.182018/341
Section 243 (partially)27.06.182018/652
Section 243 (partially)22.08.182018/873
Section 243 (partially)30.08.182018/940
Section 243 (partially)01.11.182018/873
Section 24430.12.162016/1233
Section 24512.03.182018/341
Section 24613.02.172017/137
Section 24713.02.172017/137
Section 248 (partially)31.05.182018/652
Section 248 (partially)27.06.182018/652
Section 248 (partially)30.08.182018/940
Section 248 (partially)26.09.182018/940
Section 249 (partially)30.12.162016/1233
Section 249 (partially)12.03.182018/341
Section 249 (remainder)27.06.182018/652
Section 25013.02.172017/137
Section 25113.02.172017/137
Section 25212.03.182018/341
Section 253(3) to (6)13.02.172017/137
Section 253 (remainder)12.03.182018/341
Sections 254 to 25812.03.182018/341
Section 25927.06.182018/652
Section 270 (partially)30.12.162016/1233
Section 270 (partially)25.07.182018/873
Section 270 (partially)30.08.182018/940
Section 271 (partially)30.12.162016/1233
Section 271 (partially)12.03.182018/341
Section 271 (partially)27.06.182018/652
Section 271 (partially)08.08.182018/652
Section 271 (partially)22.08.182018/873
Section 271 (partially)30.08.182018/940
Section 271 (partially)26.09.182018/940
Section 271 (partially)01.11.182018/873
Schedule 127.06.182018/652
Schedule 327.06.182018/652
Schedule 713.02.172017/137
Schedule 8, paragraphs 1 and 2 (partially)31.05.182018/652
Schedule 8, paragraphs 1 and 2 (remainder)06.07.182018/817
Schedule 8, paragraph 3 (partially)30.08.182018/940
Schedule 8, paragraph 3 (remainder)26.09.182018/940
Schedule 8, paragraph 4 (partially)31.05.182018/652
Schedule 8, paragraph 4 (remainder)06.07.182018/817
Schedule 8, paragraphs 5 to 7 (partially)30.08.182018/940
Schedule 8, paragraphs 5 to 7 (remainder)26.09.182018/940
Schedule 8, paragraphs 8, 9, 10, 13 and 14 (partially)31.05.182018/652
Schedule 8, paragraphs 8, 9, 10, 13 and 14 (remainder)06.07.182018/817
Schedule 8, paragraph 1531.05.182018/652
Schedule 8, paragraph 16 (partially)31.05.182018/652
Schedule 8, paragraph 16 (remainder)27.06.182018/652
Schedule 8, paragraphs 17 to 1931.05.182018/652
Schedule 8, paragraphs 20 to 23 (partially)31.05.182018/652
Schedule 8, paragraphs 20 to 23 (remainder)27.06.182018/652
Schedule 8, paragraph 2426.09.182018/940
Schedule 8, paragraph 2527.06.182018/652
Schedule 8, paragraph 2626.09.182018/940
Schedule 8, paragraphs 27 to 3227.06.182018/652
Schedule 8, paragraph 3331.05.182018/652
Schedule 9, paragraph 127.06.182018/652
Schedule 9, paragraphs 3 to 530.12.162016/1233
Schedule 9, paragraph 625.07.182018/873
Schedule 9, paragraph 730.08.182018/940
Schedule 9, paragraphs 8 and 930.12.162016/1233
Schedule 9, paragraph 1027.06.182018/652
Schedule 10, paragraphs 1 to 427.06.182018/652
Schedule 10, paragraph 527.12.182018/940
Schedule 10, paragraph 6 (partially)27.06.182018/652
Schedule 10, paragraph 6 (partially)27.12.182018/940
Schedule 10, paragraphs 7 to 3527.06.182018/652
Schedule 10, paragraph 3627.12.182018/940
Schedule 10, paragraph 3727.06.182018/652
Schedule 10, paragraph 3827.12.182018/940
Schedule 10, paragraph 3927.06.182018/652
Schedule 10, paragraph 4027.12.182018/940
Schedule 10, paragraphs 41 to 4427.06.182018/652
Schedule 10, paragraph 45 (partially)12.03.182018/341
Schedule 10, paragraph 45 (partially)27.06.182018/652
Schedule 10, paragraph 45 (partially)08.08.182018/652
Schedule 10, paragraph 45 (partially)26.09.182018/940
Schedule 10, paragraph 45 (partially)07.11.182018/940
Schedule 10, paragraph 45 (remainder)27.12.182018/940
Schedule 10, paragraph 4630.08.182018/940
Schedule 10, paragraph 4727.12.182018/940
Schedule 10, paragraph 4812.03.182018/341
Schedule 10, paragraph 4927.12.182018/940
Schedule 10, paragraphs 50 to 5227.06.182018/652
Schedule 10, paragraph 6201.11.182018/873
Schedule 10, paragraph 6330.12.162016/1233
Schedule 10, paragraphs 64 and 6527.06.182018/652
Schedule 10, paragraphs 67, 69 and 71 to 9801.09.172017/859
Schedule 10, paragraph 99 (partially)12.03.182018/341
Schedule 10, paragraph 99 (remainder)22.08.182018/873
Schedule 10, paragraph 10012.03.182018/341
Schedule 10, paragraphs 101(1) and (2)27.06.182018/652
Schedule 10, Part 8 (partially)30.12.162016/1233
Schedule 10, Part 8 (partially)22.08.182018/873
Schedule 10, Part 8 (partially)30.08.182018/940
Schedule 10, Part 8 (partially)07.11.182018/940
Schedule 10, Part 8 (partially)27.12.182018/940

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