A covert human intelligence source (CHIS) is defined as a person who establishes or maintains a personal or other relationship with another person for the covert purpose of facilitating anything that:-
i ) covertly uses such a relationship to obtain information or to provide access to any information to another person; or
ii) covertly discloses information obtained by the use of such a relationship or as a consequence of the existence of such a relationship.
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RIP(S)A Revised Scottish Codes of Practice were approved in November 2014:-