Decision details

Use of the of Internet and Social Media for Investigations and Enforcement Policy

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: For Determination

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes


To consider and approve a new Policy relating to the use of open source intelligence for investigation and enforcement activities.



1.    The Policy attached to this report be formally adopted;

2.    The Chief Executive be authorised to approve future minor amendments to the Policy in consultation with the Counter Fraud Unit Manager, One Legal and the Leader of the Council.

Contact: Emma Cathcart, Counter Fraud Manager Email: Email:

Report author: Emma Cathcart

Publication date: 11/11/2021

Date of decision: 09/11/2021

Decided at meeting: 09/11/2021 - Cabinet

Effective from: 19/11/2021

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