FOI Request - Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act

Request 101001996842

Under the Freedom of Information act could you please provide the following data.
The number of times the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act (RIPA) legislation has been used in the area by the local authority this year.
Please provide the yearly totals for 2018 to date, 2017, 2016 and 2015.
A breakdown of the nature of what the powers were used for - IE twice to catch fly tippers etc.
Please also provide what was involved in the operation: IE cameras, number of staff involved, outside operator brought in etc.

Response 19-12-2018

We have not used the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act (RIPA) legislation for the years 2015 to 18. We have used the Regulation of Investigatory Powers (Scotland) Act and its use is published here. The reports contain the information requested.

Your request for details such as what was involved in the operation: IE cameras, number of staff involved, outside operator brought in is exempt information under Section 35 of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002, law enforcement.

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