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The Investigatory Powers Act 2016 (Commencement No. 5 and Transitional and Saving Provisions) Regulations 2018

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General privacy protections coming into force on 27th June 2018

7.  The following provisions of Part 1 of the 2016 Act (general privacy protections) come into force on 27th June 2018—

(a)section 2 (general duties in relation to privacy) so far as it applies to decisions regarding whether to approve the use of criteria under section 153 or 194;

(b)section 3 (offence of unlawful interception);

(c)section 7 (monetary penalties for certain unlawful interceptions);

(d)section 8 (civil liability for certain unlawful interceptions);

(e)section 9 (restriction on requesting interception by overseas authorities) so far as it applies to requests other than requests made by or on behalf of—

(i)the Director General of the National Crime Agency;

(ii)the Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis;

(iii)the Chief Constable of the Police Service of Northern Ireland;

(iv)the chief constable of the Police Service of Scotland, or

(v)the Commissioners for Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs;

(f)in section 10 (restrictions on requesting assistance under mutual assistance agreements etc.)—

(i)subsections (1) and (2) (restriction on requesting assistance under mutual assistance agreements etc.) so far as they applies to requests other than requests made by or on behalf of—

(aa)the Director General of the National Crime Agency;

(bb)the Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis;

(cc)the Chief Constable of the Police Service of Northern Ireland;

(dd)the chief constable of the Police Service of Scotland, or

(ee)the Commissioners for Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs;

(ii)subsection (3) so far as not already in force;

(g)Schedule 1 (monetary penalty notices).

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