MI6 ‘unilaterally assumed power’ to break law on UK soil

MI6 may have unilaterally assumed the power to authorise agents to commit crimes in the UK, a court has heard.

Published 17 December 2020

MI6 apologises for asking court staff to withhold evidence from judges

MI6 has been forced to apologise to the Investigatory Powers Tribunal after two of its officers asked court staff to return documents relating to MI6’s use of agents and not show them to judges. The tribunal suggested MI6’s actions were “inappropriate interference”.

Published 28 July 2020

Tribunal rules that MI5 policy allowing agents to commit serious crimes is lawful

The Investigatory Powers Tribunal (IPT) has ruled by majority that a secret MI5 policy allowing security service agents to commit serious crimes on UK soil is lawful.

Published 20 December 2019

Lord Boyd appointed to Investigatory Powers Tribunal

Lord Boyd of Duncansby has been appointed as Vice President of the Investigatory Powers Tribunal.

Published 12 June 2019

Supreme Court to hand down judgment in GCHQ hacking case

Judgment will be handed down next Wednesday by the Supreme Court in a case in which the appellant made a complaint to the Investigatory Powers Tribunal (IPT) that GCHQ had been conducting unlawful computer network exploitation activity, or hacking.

Published 9 May 2019