What different pieces of UK law need to be considered when recording calls?

by Fraser Saunders

The interception, recording and monitoring of telephone calls is governed by a number of different pieces of UK legislation. The requirements of all relevant legislation must be complied with. The main ones are:

  • Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000 (“RIPA“)
  • Telecommunications (Lawful Business Practice)(Interception of Communications) Regulations 2000 (“LBP Regulations“).
  • Data Protection Act 1998.
  • Telecommunications (Data Protection and Privacy) Regulations 1999.
  • Human Rights Act 1998.

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