Local authorities and other public sector organisations are increasingly doing complex and time consuming investigations involving covert surveillance under RIPA and/or RIPSA. These Acts also govern email and internet monitoring as well as accessing communications data. The impact of the Data Protection Act and the Human Rights Act also have to be considered.
The Act Now RIPA/RIPSA Helpline is designed to supplement your internal surveillance law expertise by acting as a "sounding board" or "signpost service" for you to discuss your covert surveillance operations. Our experts will guide you through the relevant area of law, discuss possible legal tactics and how to complete the relevant standard Home Office/Scottish Executive forms.
The helpline is managed by Ibrahim Hasan, who is a solicitor and director of Act Now Training. He is one of the UK's leading authorities on RIPA and RIPSA. He has trained many local authorities and public sector organisations on surveillance and data protection. He writes for various professional journals and has been interviewed in the media about these topics.