RIPA Applications

FOI Number: FOI23119

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Freedom of Information

Published on 16 October 2023

Ref: FOI/23119


West Midlands Fire Service has now completed its search for the information requested on 6th September 2023

Please find below a summary of our findings.


How many RIPA applications have been made in general over the same period (period 1st April 2021 to the date of this e mail) and been granted or rejected in relation to persons who were being monitored by WMFS/FA over social media?

WMFS Response:

This information is exempt under Section 21 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 as the information is reasonably available to the requester.

WMFS regularly publish RIPA application reports on West Midlands Fire Service Committee Management Information system (CMIS) 

All reports for previous years can be accessed on CMIS.

WMFS has had no RIPA (Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000) applications.

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