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

Internet Service Sanctions: changes to the UK Sanctions List, and an open letter from Ofcom

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On Friday, I wrote about the new sanction affecting Internet access providers in the UK, The Russia (Sanctions) (EU Exit) (Amendment) (No. 9) Regulations 2022. Read that blogpost for background, if Read more

A new sanction affecting Internet access providers in the UK

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Updated 2022-04-30 with information on filtering the UK sanctions list Updated 2022-05-01 with a statement from DCMS There is a new sanction, which affects Internet access providers who provide Read more

Selling to consumers online? Check your final "order" button text is compliant, or risk a voidable contract

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If you are selling online to consumers, you are required to ensure that the final "order" button, which the consumer presses to place an order, makes it sufficiently clear that the consumer is Read more

The UK's International Data Transfer Agreement: what it is and what it means for you

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On 21 March 2022, the UK's International Data Transfer Agreement came into force, along with an Addendum. I've written about the International Data Transfer Agreement before and, bluntly, I wasn't Read more