Home Office Technical Advisory Board

The (Home Office) Technical Advisory Board was set up[1] in May 2002 under the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000 to check that data retention requirements for ISPs are workable.

The Board must be consulted before the Secretary of State makes an order under section 12(1) of the Act, imposing obligations on persons who are providing public postal services or public telecommunications services, or who are proposing to do so. The Board also has functions under section 12(6) of the Act, relating to the consideration of notices issued to service providers under section 12(2), the effect of which is to trigger the imposition of the obligations provided for in the section 12(1) order.

The board's members from the telecommunications industry[2] currently represent O2, BT, Sky, Cable and Wireless, Vodafone, and Virgin Media.

Website

Annual reports

Annual reports run from first of April.

  • 2015/2016 (at least one meeting in June 2015)
  • 2014/2015 (no meetings, no section 12 notices)
  • 2013/2014 (1 meeting date unspecified, no section 12 notices)
  • 2012/2013 (no meetings, no section 12 notices)
  • 2011/2012 (1 meeting date unspecified, no section 12 notices)
  • 2010/2011 (no meetings, no section 12 notices)
  • 2009/2010 (1 meeting 2010-01-27, no section 12 notices)
  • 2008/2009 (1 meeting 2008-06-18, no section 12 notices)
  • 2007/2008 (no meetings, no section 12 notices)
  • 2006/2007 (no meetings, not section 12 notices)
  • 2005/2006 (no meetings, no section 12 notices)
  • 2004/2005 (1 meeting 2005-01-28, 1 withdrawn section 12 notice)
  • 2003/2004 (1 meeting 2003-06-18, no section 12 notices)
  • 2002/2003 (3 meetings 2002-05-20, 2002-07-19, 2002-10-18 , no section 12 notices)

Triennial reviews

References

  1. The Regulation of Investigatory Powers (Technical Advisory Board) Order 2001
  2. Technical Advisory Board members
  3. Red faces at the Home Office, BBC News, 2009-04-06