Executive Board Member Decisions Meeting for Public Protection

 

Friday, 17 January 2020

 

PRESENT: Councillor: P.M. Hughes (Executive Board Member).

 

The following officers were in attendance:

R. Edgecombe, Legal Services Manager

M.S. Davies, Democratic Services Officer

 

Democratic Services Committee Room, County Hall, Carmarthen:10.00 am - 10.40 am

 

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1.            DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST

There were no declarations of personal interest.

 

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2.            DECISION RECORD - 26TH JULY, 2019

 

RESOLVED that the decision record of the meeting held on 26th July, 2019 be signed as a correct record.

 

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3.            REGULATION OF INVESTIGATORY POWERS ACT

The Executive Board Member considered a report which provided an overview of the use of covert surveillance activity undertaken by the Authority in 2019 along with the written procedures for the conduct of covert surveillance by staff and for the use of such surveillance. 

 

The report included information in relation to the following:

 

·         Directed Surveillance;

·         Covert human Intelligence Sources;

·         Interception of Communications Data;

·         Unauthorised Covert Surveillance;

·         Statistical Returns;

·         Investigatory Powers Commissioner (IPC) Inspection.

 

The Executive Board Member noted that no authorisations had been issued under this Act during 2019 for the conduct of directed surveillance, covert human intelligence sources and interception of communications data.

 

RESOLVED that:

 

3.1  the covert surveillance activity undertaken by the authority in 2019 be noted;

3.2  the amendments to the corporate procedure on the conduct of such surveillance be approved for 2020.

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