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Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council

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Surveillance

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The Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000, and related guidance, provide Local Authorities and others with powers and responsibilities regarding the carrying out of surveillance and the obtaining of communication data.

This can only take place where this is necessary and proportionate for the purpose of preventing or detecting crime or of preventing disorders.

The Council's RIPA Policy and Procedures details how the Council will exercise its powers and fulfil its responsibilities under the legislation.