The Home Office has released its assessment of the privacy impacts associated with the interception provisions in the Data Retention and Investigatory Powers Act 2014 (DRIP). The Home Office has stated that the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000 (RIPA) places an obligation on anyone providing a service to customers in the UK, regardless of where the company’s infrastructure is based. According to the Home Office, whilst these companies have always been bound by RIPA obligations, DRIP makes explicit the current interpretation of RIPA, and as a result there will be no new privacy risks associated with the new interception provisions.

Policy Paper: Data Retention and Investigatory Powers Bill – Interception provisions retention privacy impact assessment