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"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

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

The limits of Norwich Pharmacal orders: when a cellular operator is a witness, not a facilitator of wrongdoing

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The Court of Appeal has ruled on an interesting point of law, to do with a UK mobile operator and Norwich Pharmacal orders. What is a Norwich Pharmacal order A Norwich Pharmacal order is a court Read more

Online harms and the role of intermediaries as enforcers

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1 In my last blog post, I commented on the UK government's current proposals to impose obligations on a hugely broad range of online actors, thanks to the proposals' extra-territorial scope. This Read more

Broadband installation charges: do I have to refund a consumer for these?

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1 Do you provide Internet access services to consumers? Are you worried about consumers asking you to provide the service before the end of the statutory cancellation period, only to then cancel, Read more

(Cyber)Flash A-Ah!

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1 CW/TW: unsolicited sexual images The Law Commission has published proposals to better protect victims from harmful online behaviour including abusive messages or emails, cyberflashing, and pile-on Read more

Combatting child sexual abuse imagery: a proposed exemption to the EU's ePrivacy rules

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1 The European Commission has published a proposal for a regulation which, if passed, would provide a time-limited and very constrained exemption to the rules set out in the ePrivacy framework, which Read more