Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act

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Text of the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000.
Explanatory notes.

The Home Office has a base page for this Act.

The Foundation for Information Policy Research has various press reports, TV and radio items and other articles (large page).

Related legislation

The Irish E-Commerce Act 2000
"28. Nothing in this Act shall be construed as requiring the disclosure or enabling the seizure of unique data, such as codes, passwords, algorithms, private cryptographic keys, or other data, that may be necessary to render information or an electronic communication intelligible."

The Data Protection Acts.

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