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Sir Stephen Silber is appointed Judicial Commissioner

On 18 October 2017 the Prime Minister and Lord Justice Fulford, the Investigatory Powers Commissioner, announced the appointment of thirteen Judicial Commissioners, including Sir Stephen Silber, an associate member and former tenant at 3VB.

The Judicial Commissioners will continue the approval work of the former Surveillance Commissioners, and in due course will consider whether they agree with Ministers’ decisions to authorise intrusive investigatory powers before they can come into effect. They will also assist the IPC in overseeing the exercise of a range of investigatory powers by public authorities including the interception of communications, the acquisition and retention of communications data, equipment interference, intrusive surveillance, property interference, directed surveillance, covert human intelligence sources and bulk personal datasets.

The full IPCO press release can be seen here https://www.judiciary.gov.uk/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/jc-announcement-13-new-commissioners-oct2017.pdf 

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