Decisions about using regulated investigatory powers must be recorded as they are taken.
This is the case for:
- applicants seeking authority to undertake regulated conduct
- authorising officers and designated persons who consider and decide whether to grant authority or give notice for that conduct
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Covert human intelligence
Reporting errors to the IOCCO
Adapting RIPA forms
Public authorities may use these forms or adapt them to include corporate logos or images; or combine them with the review and renewal, or renewal and cancellation forms.
However, if public authorities adapt these forms for their own purposes - to record extra information that is not strictly necessary to ensure and demonstrate compliance with RIPA - the additional local requirement should be clearly distinct from the statutory recording of RIPA considerations and decisions.