Search Legislation

The Investigatory Powers Act 2016 (Commencement No. 4 and Transitional and Saving Provisions) Regulations 2018

What Version

 Help about what version
  • Latest available (Revised)
  • Original (As made)

Opening Options

 Help about opening options

Status:

This is the original version (as it was originally made). This item of legislation is currently only available in its original format.

Citation and interpretation

1.—(1) These Regulations may be cited as the Investigatory Powers Act 2016 (Commencement No. 4 and Transitional and Saving Provisions) Regulations 2018.

(2) In these Regulations—

“RIPA” means the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000(1);

“the 2016 Act” means the Investigatory Powers Act 2016.

The appointed day

2.  The following provisions of the 2016 Act come into force on 12th March 2018—

(a)section 2 (general duties in relation to privacy) so far as it applies to decisions relating to notices under section 252 or 253 of the 2016 Act;

(b)in section 229 (main oversight functions)—

(i)subsection (1) (main oversight functions) so far as it relates to the exercise of statutory functions relating to equipment interference which are exercised in relation to a notice under section 253 of the 2016 Act (technical capability notices);

(ii)subsection (3) so far as it relates to paragraph (b) (oversight of the giving and operation of national security notices);

(iii)subsection (8) so far as it relates to—

(aa)paragraph (e)(i) so far as that paragraph applies to the giving or varying of a notice under section 252 or 253 of the 2016 Act;

(bb)paragraph (e)(ii) so far as that paragraph applies to the giving of a notice under section 257(9)(b) of the 2016 Act, and

(cc)paragraph (f) so far as that paragraph applies to participating in a review under section 257 of the 2016 Act;

(c)in section 243 (functions of the Tribunal in relation to this Act etc.)—

(i)subsection (1)(c) so far as it omits section 65(5)(c) of RIPA and inserts paragraphs—

(aa)(czb), (czc), (czi), (czj), (czl)(iii), and

(bb)(czm) so far as it applies to conduct falling within paragraphs (czb) and (czi);

(ii)subsection (1)(h) so far as inserted subsection (7ZB) of section 65 of RIPA applies to conduct which is, or purports to be, conduct falling within subsection (5)(czc), (czj) and (czl)(iii) of that section;

(iii)subsection (1)(i), so far as it omits section 65(8)(a) and (b) and inserts paragraph (bc);

(iv)subsection (2)(a), so far as it inserts paragraphs (aza) so far as that paragraph relates to an order quashing or cancelling a retention notice under Part 4 of RIPA and (azc);

(v)subsection (3);

(vi)subsection (4);

(vii)subsection (5)(b) and (c), and

(viii)subsection (6);

(d)section 245 (Technical Advisory Board);

(e)section 249 (payments toward certain compliance costs), for the purposes of the payment of a contribution in respect of costs incurred, or likely to be incurred, in complying with a notice under section 252 or 253 of the 2016 Act;

(f)section 252 (national security notices);

(g)section 253 (technical capability notices) so far as not already in force;

(h)section 254 (approval of notices by Judicial Commissioners);

(i)section 255 (further provision about notices under section 252 or 253);

(j)section 256 (variation and revocation of notices);

(k)section 257 (review of notices by the Secretary of State);

(l)section 258 (approval of notices following review under section 257);

(m)section 271(1) (Schedule 10: minor and consequential provision) so far as relating to the provisions coming into force by virtue of sub-paragraphs (n) to (q);

(n)paragraph 45 of Schedule 10 (repeal of Chapter 1 of Part 1 of RIPA) so far as it omits the following provisions of RIPA—

(i)section 12(2) (maintenance of interception capability);

(ii)section 13 (Technical Advisory Board), and

(iii)section 14(2)(c) (grants for interception costs in consequence of the imposition of obligations under section 12);

(o)paragraph 48 of Schedule 10 (consequential amendment to section 78 of RIPA(3));

(p)paragraph 99 of Schedule 10 (repeal of section 94 of the Telecommunications Act 1984(4)) except to the extent that a direction under section 94 of the Telecommunications Act 1984 may impose requirements relating to the acquisition of communications data in bulk, and

(q)paragraph 100 of Schedule 10 (amendment of paragraph 17 of Schedule 2 to the Northern Ireland Act 1998(5)).

Saving provision regarding section 12 notices

3.  Despite the repeal of sections 12 and 14(2)(c) of RIPA (interception capability and costs) –

(a)a notice given under section 12 of RIPA which is in force immediately before 12th March 2018 continues to have effect until 12th September 2018 unless withdrawn earlier,

(b)section 12(1) to (4), (7), (8), (11) and (12) of RIPA, and any order made under subsection (1) of that section, continues to have effect for the purpose of any notices which continue to have effect in consequence of paragraph (a), and

(c)section 14(2)(c) continues to have effect in relation to obligations imposed by a notice which continues to have effect in consequence of subparagraph (a).

Saving provision regarding section 94 directions

4.—(1) A direction given under section 94 of the Telecommunications Act 1984 which does not impose requirements relating to the acquisition of communications data in bulk and which is in force immediately before 12th March 2018 continues to have effect until 12th September 2018 unless revoked earlier.

(2) Section 94 of the Telecommunications Act 1984 continues to have effect for the purpose of any direction which continues to have effect in consequence of paragraph (1).

Transitional provision regarding the implementation of warrants

5.  Until the repeal of section 11(6) of RIPA (implementation of warrants) by paragraph 45 of Schedule 10 to the Act is fully in force, section 11(6) of RIPA has effect as if after “section 12” there were inserted “or a technical capability notice given under section 253 of the Investigatory Powers Act 2016”.

Transitional provision regarding technical capability notices

6.—(1) Until section 19(1) of the 2016 comes into force for all purposes—

(a)section 253(3) of the 2016 Act has effect as if in the definition of “relevant authorisation”, before paragraph (a) there were inserted—

(za)any warrant issued under Chapter 1 of Part 1 of the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000,, and

(b)section 255(11) of the 2016 Act has effect as if before paragraph (a) there were inserted—

(za)a warrant issued under Chapter 1 of Part 1 of the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000;.

(2) Until section 102(1) of the 2016 Act comes into force for all purposes, section 253(3) of the 2016 Act has effect as if in the definition of “relevant authorisation”—

(a)in paragraph (a) “or” were omitted, and

(b)after paragraph (a) there were inserted—

(aa)any warrant issued under section 5 of the Intelligence Services Act 1994(7), to extent that the warrant authorises conduct to which the prohibition in section 13(1) would apply were that section in force, or.

Transitional provisions regarding functions of the Tribunal

7.—(1) Until the repeal of Chapter 1 of Part 1 of RIPA by paragraph 45 of Schedule 10 to the 2016 Act is fully in force, section 65(8)(8) of RIPA (the Tribunal) has effect as if before paragraph (a) there were inserted—

(za)an interception warrant;.

(2) Until the repeal of Chapter 2 of Part 1 of RIPA by paragraph 54 of Schedule 10 to the 2016 Act is fully in force—

(a)section 65 of RIPA has effect as if—

(i)in subsection (5), after paragraph (b) there were inserted—

(bb)conduct to which Chapter 2 of Part 1 of this Act applies;, and

(ii)in subsection (8), after paragraph (a) there were inserted—

(aa)an authorisation or notice under Chapter 2 of Part 1 of this Act;, and

(b)section 68(7) of RIPA(9) (persons required to provide or disclose documents and information to the Tribunal) has effect as if for paragraphs (g) and (h) there were substituted—

(g)every person by or to whom an authorisation under section 22(3) or (3B) has been granted;

(h)every person to whom a notice under section 22(4) has been given;.

(3) Paragraph (4) applies where the Tribunal exercises the jurisdiction conferred on them by or under section 65 of RIPA, or otherwise exercises or performs any power or duty conferred or imposed on them under RIPA, in relation to conduct taking place before 12th September 2018.

(4) Where this paragraph applies, section 68(7) of RIPA has effect as if for “section 252 or 253 of that Act” there were substituted “section 12 of this Act or section 252 or 253 of the Investigatory Powers Act 2016.”

Ben Wallace

Minister of State

Home Office

8th March 2018

Back to top

Options/Help

Print Options

Close

Legislation is available in different versions:

Latest Available (revised):The latest available updated version of the legislation incorporating changes made by subsequent legislation and applied by our editorial team. Changes we have not yet applied to the text, can be found in the ‘Changes to Legislation’ area.

Original (As Enacted or Made):The original version of the legislation as it stood when it was enacted or made. No changes have been applied to the text.

Close

Opening Options

Different options to open legislation in order to view more content on screen at once

Close

More Resources

Access essential accompanying documents and information for this legislation item from this tab. Dependent on the legislation item being viewed this may include:

  • the original print PDF of the as enacted version that was used for the print copy
  • lists of changes made by and/or affecting this legislation item
  • confers power and blanket amendment details
  • all formats of all associated documents
  • correction slips
  • links to related legislation and further information resources
Close

More Resources

Use this menu to access essential accompanying documents and information for this legislation item. Dependent on the legislation item being viewed this may include:

  • the original print PDF of the as made version that was used for the print copy
  • correction slips

Click 'View More' or select 'More Resources' tab for additional information including:

  • lists of changes made by and/or affecting this legislation item
  • confers power and blanket amendment details
  • all formats of all associated documents
  • links to related legislation and further information resources