Duty not to make unauthorised disclosures

Part of Investigatory Powers Bill – in a Public Bill Committee am 2:15 pm ar 21 Ebrill 2016.

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Photo of Albert Owen Albert Owen Llafur, Ynys Môn 2:15, 21 Ebrill 2016

With this it will be convenient to discuss amendment 650, in clause 114, page 91, line 42, at end insert—

‘(1A) For the purposes of subsection (1), it is in particular a reasonable excuse if the disclosure is made with the permission of the person issuing the warrant or the person to whom it is issued.”.

This amendment adds a “reasonable excuse” defence to the unauthorised disclosure offence in relation to equipment interference warrants.