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

  • Written Ministerial Statement on retention and disclosure of material
    09/05/2019

    The Home Secretary has today laid a Written Ministerial Statement in the House of Commons on the Investigatory Powers Act 2016:  Safeguards relating to retention and disclosure of material which can be found at https://www.parliament.uk/business......
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  • UPDATE - IPCO 2017 Annual Report – revised copy published 21 March 2019
    21/03/2019

    21/03/2019   Subsequent to the laying in Parliament of our 2017 Annual Report on 31st January (ISBN 978-1-5286-0971-5), a small number of  design and drafting errors were identified. This report has now been withdrawn and today a revised 2017 ......
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  • IPC responds to Juvenile CHIS Enquiry
    18/03/2019

    On 8 March 2019, the Rt Hon. Lord Justice Fulford responded to the Rt Hon Harriet Harman QC MP's enquiry regarding the use by public authorities of juvenile Covert Human Intelligence Sources (CHIS).  His response can be read at /docs/Juvenile CH......
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