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

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Interception provisions coming into force on 27th June 2018

8.  The following provisions of Part 2 of the 2016 Act (lawful interception of communications) come into force on 27th June 2018—

(a)section 19 (power of Secretary of State to issue warrants) so far as not already in force;

(b)section 24 (approval of warrants issued in urgent cases);

(c)section 25 (failure to approve warrant issued in urgent case);

(d)section 32 (duration of warrants);

(e)section 33 (renewal of warrants);

(f)section 34 (modification of warrants);

(g)section 35(1) to (5), (6)(a) and (e) and (7) (persons who may make modifications);

(h)section 36 (further provision about modifications);

(i)section 37 (notification of major modifications);

(j)section 38 (approval of major modifications made in urgent cases);

(k)section 39 (cancellation of warrants);

(l)section 40 (special rules for certain mutual assistance warrants) so far as not already in force;

(m)section 41 (implementation of warrants);

(n)section 42 (service of warrants);

(o)section 43 (duty of operators to assist with implementation);

(p)sections 44 to 51 (other forms of lawful interception);

(q)section 52 (interception in accordance with overseas requests);

(r)section 55 (additional safeguards for items subject to legal privilege);

(s)section 56 (exclusion of matters from legal proceedings etc.);

(t)section 57 (duty not to make unauthorised disclosures);

(u)section 58(1), (2) and (4) to (9) (section 57: meaning of “excepted disclosure”)(1);

(v)section 59 (offence of making unauthored disclosures);

(w)Schedule 3 (exceptions to section 56).

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Section 58 was amended by paragraph 74(2) of Schedule 9 to the Policing and Crime Act 2017 (c. 3).

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