Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000 comes into force

Implementation date: 24 October 2000

The Regulations make it unlawful for an employer (or someone else with its express or implied consent) to intercept a communication in the course of its transmission by means of a private telecommunication system. It is lawful to do this where both the maker or sender and the intended recipient of the communication have consented to its interception, or the interceptor has "reasonable grounds" for believing that they have so consented or the interception is authorised by the Telecommunications (Lawful Business Practice) (Interception of Communications) Regulations 2000. The Act can be viewed on the OPSI website.
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