Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000
James Brokenshire (- Shadow Minister, Home Affairs; Hornchurch, Conservative)
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people have been (a) cautioned, (b) prosecuted and (c) convicted of offences under section 53 of the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000; and how many of those convicted received the maximum sentence.
Claire Ward (Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Ministry of Justice; Watford, Labour)
I have been asked to reply.
The encryption provisions of the 2000 Regulations of Investigatory Powers Act (RIPA) came into force on
The Government are satisfied that offences set in RIPA are appropriate and that the legislation is being used effectively.