Home Office/Investigatory Powers Tribunal
| Home Office/Investigatory Powers Tribunal |
|Interests||UK/National security, MI5, MI6, GCHQ|
The court is "at the forefront of our field, operating the most open and equitable process in the world for hearing cases of this sensitivity. We are the first court of our kind to establish 'inter partes' hearings in open court in the security field. These hearings allow us to hear arguments on both sides on the basis of 'assumed facts' without risk to our national security."
The Register charged in 2017 that "UK Home Office's Investigatory Powers Unit (HOIPU) anonymously responded to an [[Ofcom[[ consultation urging the regulator to maintain a "security"-related ban on GSM devices that help people get cheap calls abroad." The Home Office admitted to the Register that the anonymous response came from its Investigatory Powers Unit, but "suggested that its anonymity was a mere admin error."