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

Publishing your source code for others to use? Specify a licence, please!

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Warning: Copyright law is broadly harmonised around the world, but, when it comes to permitted uses and exceptions, and, in particular, to "fair use", it is not. So this is the usual reminder that I Read more

Third party requests to exercise data subject rights: quick notes for controllers

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An increasing number of third parties are offering services - typically, by way of a web site or an app - to facilitate data subjects in exercising their rights under the GDPR. Controllers on the Read more

The UK's International Data Transfer Agreement: is this the ICO's worst document yet?

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If you've been involved in transfers of personal data to third countries under the GDPR, you'll probably be familiar with the long-standing standard contract clauses. And you may be familiar with the Read more