Lord Justice Fulford

Investigatory Powers Commissioner's Office

IPCO provides independent oversight of the use of investigatory powers by intelligence agencies, police forces and other public authorities.

The Prime Minister approved the appointment of The Right Honourable Sir Adrian Fulford as Investigatory Powers Commissioner under the terms of the Investigatory Powers Act 2016.


Recent Activity

  • IPCO 2017 Annual Report Published 31 January 2019
    31/01/2019

    The Prime Minister has today laid our 2017 Annual Report in Parliament.   The Investigatory Powers Commissioner, Sir Adrian Fulford, made the following statement: “My first annual report is a comprehensive  account of the oversight work......
    Read More...

  • IPCO Statement on 12 December 2018 Chatham House Discussions
    15/01/2019

    On 12 December 2018, on behalf of the Investigatory Powers Commissioner, Lord Anderson of Ipswich KBE QC hosted an invitation-only event for academics, practitioners and representatives from non-governmental public bodies (NGOs) to further discuss how the......
    Read More...

  • Safeguards governing investigatory powers now in effect
    06/12/2018

    All warrants permitting the use of investigatory powers are now subject to the double-lock safeguard requiring approval from one of the Judicial Commissioners. For further information, please see this statement issued by the Home Office: https://www.gov......
    Read More...

  • Interception of Communications Commissioner of the Isle of Man Meeting
    30/07/2018

    Our legal team recently met with Susie Alegre, the Interception of Communications Commissioner (IoCC) of the Isle of Man. We are looking at ways in which we can work together to facilitate effective oversight of the Investigatory powers and we are explori......
    Read More...

  • Office of the Communications Security Establishment Commissioner Visit
    30/07/2018

    The Office of the Communications Security Establishment Commissioner (OCSEC), the Honourable Jean-Pierre Plouffe, recently met the Investigatory Powers Commissioner and his officials in London. The purpose of the visit was to discuss Mr Plouffe......
    Read More...

  • UN Special Rapporteur visit
    30/07/2018

    Professor Joseph A. Cannataci, the UN Special Rapporteur on the right to privacy recently met IPCO senior staff. We discussed the challenge of setting up IPCO including how the oversight body had absorbed the responsibilities from the Interception of Comm......
    Read More...

  • Emily, Project Manager at IPCO - A year in the making
    23/07/2018

    I joined IPCO a year ago, when we were a discombobulated band scattered across disparate offices in the Home Office. The twelve months since have been an incredible journey of collaboration and camaraderie to ensure IPCO is up and running in time to meet ......
    Read More...

  • Legal & Policy Team - IPCO collaboration with the University of Essex
    30/05/2018

    At IPCO we are committed to being as open and transparent as we can be and demystifying as much of the work we do as possible. The Commissioner is passionate about the need for greater and continued public engagement. So it has been great working with th......
    Read More...

  • Sir Adrian Fulford - A message from the Commissioner
    17/05/2018

    After all of the work that has been needed to set up IPCO – acquiring new premises and equipment; recruiting staff and Judicial Commissioners; training the judges, the secretariat and the inspectors; working with Professor Sir Bernard Silverman to e......
    Read More...