FOI Request - RIPSA March 2012-December 2014
I am writing to obtain information about your authority’s use of the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000 (RIPA) and the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000 Scotland (RIPSA).
1. How many times has your authority authorised operations or investigations under RIPA or RIPSA in the periods:
a) 1st March 2012 – 28th February 2013?
b) 1st March 2013 – 28th February 2014?
c) 1st March 2014 – 15th December 2014?
In each instance, please state the nature of the offence (e.g. graffiti, fly tipping etc.).
Please also provide details of how many resulted in prosecutions and convictions. Please note I am not asking for details of the defendants or the case itself.
This information is exempt under Section 25 of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002; information otherwise accessible.
The information can be found here. All information contained within previous responses.