Explanatory Notes

Regulation of Investigatory Powers (Scotland) Act 2000

2000 asp 11

28 September 2000

Commentary on Sections

Supplementary provisions

Section 30:  General saving for lawful conduct

121.Section 30 ensures that nothing in this Act makes any actions unlawful unless that is explicitly stated. The availability of an authorisation or a warrant does not mean that it is unlawful not to seek or obtain one. In this respect, the Act must be read with section 6 of the Human Rights Act 1998, which makes it unlawful to act in a way which is incompatible with a Convention right.