Proposed new law to ban (some?) computer code in UK company names

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A new bill, the Economic Crime and Corporate Transparency Bill, proposes to prohibit the inclusion of "computer code" in UK company names. It's only a bill - it is not yet law - but it amused me, so Read more

Jury service (19 - 30 September) and what to expect while I'm away

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This is a post to explain how I will try to help you during my impending two weeks of jury service. Updates 23rd September: I am not needed, so I am free all day for calls/meetings 21st September: Read more

Law and "the metaverse": new(ish) tech, existing principles?

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A friend asked me, a while back, if I would write a few thoughts about law and "the metaverse". Honestly, I've been a bit hesitant about this. I'm not convinced that there's anything particularly Read more

What UK telecoms operators need to know about the UK/USA Data Access Agreement and the US CLOUD Act

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The Home Office announced on 21 July 2022. that UK/USA Data Access Agreement, which sits under the USA's CLOUD Act, will come into force on October 3rd 2022. A draft of the agreement has been Read more

The (limited) impact of the High Court's investigatory powers Liberty ruling on telecommunications operators

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The High Court ruled last week on the latest challenge against parts of the Investigatory Powers Act 2016. There's relatively little to note, from a practical point of view, for telecommunications Read more

Emergency video relay and the "999 BSL" service: an update for Internet access providers and telcos

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In June 2021, Ofcom published a statement setting out its decision to require providers of fixed and mobile telephony services and providers of internet access services, to provide, or contract to Read more

"Router freedom": the (qualified) right for users to choose their own terminal equipment

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The Dutch Consumers and Markets Authority has announced that, if a Dutch entity of Vodafone, Vodafone Ziggo, does not act rapidly to ensure that users can select and use their own terminal equipment, Read more

Ofcom General Condition changes coming into effect 17 June 2022

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On 17th June 2022, further changes to Ofcom's General Conditions of Entitlement take effect. If you haven't started already, now would be a good time to: check, and probably update, your terms, to Read more

ISPs, telcos, and responding to the ICO's "third party information notices"

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This blogpost introduces communications providers to the concept of a "third party information notice", a power afforded to the Information Commissioner's Office in the UK. What is a third party Read more

Presentation: "IP addresses and electronic evidence"

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A friend asked if I could fill a slot at a conference for judges across Asia, on electronic evidence. Could I please speak for no more than 10 minutes, on something of interest. I was very limited in Read more