Decision details

Covert Activity Policy

Decision Maker: Corporate Director of Business and Environmental Services

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


The use made of covert techniques was noted and the proposed revisions to the policy approved.

Reasons for the decision:

The revisions will ensure compliance with data assurance requirements under the codes of practice and the Data Protection Act 2018, and follow guidance provided to all public bodies by the Investigatory Powers Commissioner’s Office (IPCO) during 2021.

Publication date: 21/12/2021

Date of decision: 17/12/2021

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