Interception of Communications Commissioner

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The Interception of Communications Commissioner is a regulatory official in the United Kingdom, appointed under Section 57 of the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000, and previously under Section 8 of the Interception of Communications Act 1985.

The Interception of Communications Commissioner ensures that government agencies act in accordance with their legal responsibilities when intercepting communications. The Commissioner also reviews the role of the Home Office Secretary of State in issuing interception warrants.[1]


The Interception of Communications Commissioner has been closed down and replaced by the Investigatory Powers Commissioner and his office . Their website is located at https://www.ipco.org.uk/

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  1. ^ "Interception of Communications Commissioner". gov.uk.  This article contains quotations from this source, which is available under a Open Government Licence v3.0.
  2. ^ "Interception of Communications Commissioner". Prime Minister's Office, 10 Downing Street. 31 May 2012. 
  3. ^ "Interception of Communications Commissioner". Prime Minister's Office, 10 Downing Street. 22 October 2012. 
  4. ^ Cavan, Joanna (29 July 2014). "Announcement" (PDF). Interception of Communications Commissioner’s Office (IOCCO). Archived (PDF) from the original on 16 February 2015. 
  5. ^ May resumed the commissioner duties on 1 January 2015. "Statement by The Rt Hon. Sir Anthony May, Interception of Communications Commissioner" (PDF). IOCCO. 20 January 2015. Archived (PDF) from the original on 24 October 2015. 
  6. ^ "Sir Stanley Burnton appointed Interception of Communications Commissioner". Prime Minister's Office, 10 Downing Street. 4 November 2015. 

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