The regulation of Special Investigatory Powers Act

The regulation of Special Investigatory Powers Act

First phase of an evaluation

Summary

On 1 February 2000, the Special Investigatory Powers Act [Wet BOB] came into effect. The Minister of Justice made a commitment to the House to carry out an evaluation of this Act. This evaluation study, which will be carried out by the Research and Documentation Centre [Wetenschappelijk Onderzoek- en Documentatiecentrum (WODC)], will run from 2000 to 2003. It must provide an insight into the extent to which the objectives of the Special Investigatory Powers Act will be achieved and into the feasibility of the legislation in practice. Due to the size of the area that forms the subject of the evaluation, the study has been divided up into two phases. The first phase of the study will provide an impression of experiences with the Special Investigatory Powers Act at an early stage. The first phase will also help to define study questions, which will be considered in the more in-depth second phase of the evaluation study. This report forms an account of the first, descriptive part of the study, which takes the form of a process evaluation. It gives an impression of the way in which the new legislation will be implemented and what is and is not going well. The report contains a review of literature that was published on the subject of the Special Investigatory Powers Legislative Proposal [Wetsvoorstel BOB], a review of the Act itself and an overview and analysis of experiences of the practical implementation that took place during the first 18 months that the Special Investigatory Powers Act was in force.

Publication data

Author(s):
Bokhorst, R.J., Kogel, C.H. de, Meij, C.F.M van der
Organization(s):
WODC
Place of publication:
The Hague
Publisher:
WODC
Year of publication:
2002
ISBN:
9054542438
Series:
Onderzoek en beleid 197