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Investigatory Powers Act 2016

Type of Bill:
Government Bill
Sponsors:
Amber Rudd
Home Office
Earl Howe

Progress of the Bill

Bill started in the House of Commons

  1. House of Commons
    1. 1st reading
    2. 2nd reading
    3. Committee stage
    4. Report stage
    5. 3rd reading
  2. House of Lords
    1. 1st reading
    2. 2nd reading
    3. Committee stage
    4. Report stage
    5. 3rd reading
  3. Consideration of Amendments
  4. Royal Assent

Act of Parliament

House Act Date
Commons Investigatory Powers Act 2016 c.25 29.11.2016

Latest news on the Investigatory Powers Act 2016

Following agreement by both Houses on the text of the Bill it received Royal Assent on 29 November.

The Bill is now an Act of Parliament (law).

 

Summary of the Investigatory Powers Act 2016

A Bill to make provision about the interception of communications, equipment interference and the acquisition and retention of communications data, bulk personal datasets and other information; to make provision about the treatment of material held as a result of such interception, equipment interference or acquisition or retention; to establish the Investigatory Powers Commissioner and other Judicial Commissioners and make provision about them and other oversight arrangements; to make further provision about investigatory powers and national security; to amend sections 3 and 5 of the Intelligence Services Act 1994; and for connected purposes.

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