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        Part II of the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000

                   Review of a Directed Surveillance authorisation


Public Authority        Wiltshire Council
(including address)
                        County Hall, Bythesea Road
                        Trowbridge, Wiltshire BA14 8JN


Applicant                                               Unit/Branch
                                                        /Division


Full Address



Contact Details




Operation Name                                          Operation Number*
                                                        *Filing Ref


Date of                                                 Expiry date of
authorisation or last                                   authorisation or last
renewal                                                 renewal
                                                        Review Number

  Details of review:
1. Review number and dates of any previous reviews.
Review Number                  Date




2. Summary of the investigation/operation to date, including what private information has been
obtained and the value of the information so far obtained.

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3. Detail the reasons why it is necessary to continue with the directed surveillance.




4. Explain how the proposed activity is still proportionate to what it seeks to achieve.




5. Detail any incidents of collateral intrusion and the likelihood of any further incidents of collateral
intrusions occuring.




6. Give details of any confidential information acquired or accessed and the likelihood of acquiring
confidential information.




7. Applicant's Details


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Name (Print)                                                     Tel No


Grade/Rank                                                       Date


Signature


8. Review Officer's Comments, including whether or not the directed surveillance should continue.




9. Authorising Officer's Statement.

I, [insert name], hereby agree that the directed surveillance investigation/operation as detailed above [should/should
not] continue [until its next review/renewal][it should be cancelled immediately].




Name (Print)                                                     Grade / Rank       ---------------------

Signature                            -----------------           Date               ---------------------


10. Date of next review.




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THE FOLLOWING NOTES ARE TO AID THE APPLICANT AND THE AUTHORISED OFFICER IN COMPLETING
THE PRECEDING FORM AND ARE NOT PART OF FORM 1B.

        Guidance Notes for Completing Form 1B Review of a Directed Surveillance Authorisation

      Please insert the Unique Reference Number as on the original authorisation.

      The requesting officer’s name, department, full address and contact details should be inserted together
       with the operation name and legal unit file reference (if applicable).

      Please insert the date of the authorisation or renewal and its expiry date along with the review date, as
       well as the current review number and date.

 Details of Review

 Panel 1: Insert the number of the review and where relevant the dates of any previous reviews undertaken.

 Panel 2: Provide a summary of the investigation to date, including what private information has been
 obtained and the value of this information to the investigation/operation.

 Panel 3: Explain why you consider it is necessary to continue with the directed surveillance. You should pay
 particular attention to the initial test of necessity, and considering any changes in the nature of the
 investigation which may have become relevant since then.

 Panel 4: Explain why the directed surveillance is still proportionate to what is sought to be achieved. You
 should pay particular attention to the initial grounds for proportionality, and consider any relevant changes in
 circumstances since the original authorisation which make it more or less proportionate to continue the
 directed surveillance.

 Panel 5: Indicate whether there have been any incidents of collateral intrusion and the likelihood of any
 further incidents of collateral intrusion occurring must also be noted.

 Panel 6: Give details of any confidential information acquired and the likelihood of acquiring any further
 confidential information must also be noted.

 Panel 7: The Applicant should print their name, give their full job title, sign and date the form.

 Panel 8: The authorising officer should record in writing their thought process during the review e.g. a time
 and recorded response must be given explaining why there is [not] a continuing need for authorisation e.g.
 “the grounds of necessity and proportionality are [no longer] still made one because […]”

 Panel 9: This section must be completed. The authorising officer should complete the statement and sign and
 date the form.
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 Panel 10: Insert the date of the next review. This need only be completed if the authorisation is to continue.

 On Completion

 Once this form has been authorised or rejected, the original must be sent to the Solicitor to the Council (ref:
 BHM) within 1 week of authorisation/rejection to be recorded on the Council’s Central Register; the original
 will be returned to you.




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