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Dealing with demands for communications data under the Investigatory Powers Act 2016

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This blog post looks at the obligations imposed on telecommunications operators under the Investigatory Powers Act 2016, to provide communications data in response to a notice from UK public Read more

What could the Telecommunications (Security) Bill mean for ISPs and telcos?

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1 The first draft of the Telecommunications (Security) Bill was published last week. It's only a bill at this point – it's still going through the legislative process — and so may change before Read more

Unpicking the licensing situation for implementing "This is Lenny" on your phone system

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1 If you're familiar with VoIP, and asterisk in particular — and, if you're reading this, there's a reasonable chance that you are — you'll probably be familiar with Lenny. For those who are not, Read more

Does size matter? And how does a communications provider know how big you are?

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1 There are just a few more days to run on Ofcom's consulation on revised proposals for definitions of a few key terms in the UK's implementation of the European Electronic Communications Code Read more

Urgent: changes to communications data acquisition in the UK

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1 The Investigatory Powers Act 2016 (Commencement No. 12) Regulations 2020 passed through Parliament yesterday. The Regulations bring into force almost all of the remaining provisions in the Read more

The EDPB's opinion on the UK/US data access agreement under the CLOUD Act

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1 Some of you may be aware that, in addition to the work I do more generally for telecoms providers and ISPs, I have a particular interest in investigatory powers, and obligations imposed by the Read more

VoIP / ITSP round-up

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This week's blogpost is a bit of a cheat, as I'm linking out to a recording Simwood made of the talk I gave at their annual conference a couple of weeks ago. I gave my usual update on legal issues Read more