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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

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

Ofcom's General Conditions of Entitlement: an update, with important changes

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In December 2021, Ofcom published an updated (unofficial) consolidated version of the General Conditions of Entitlement. Ofcom describes the changes as: Changes to A2, A3, A4, B2, C1, C2, C3, C4, C5, Read more

Telecommunications Security Act 2021: a quick update

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I have written before about the Telecommunications Security Bill, as it was going through Parliament: What could the Telecommunications (Security) Bill mean for ISPs and telcos? Telecoms Security Read more

Internet, telecoms, and tech law predictions for 2022

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Things I predict will happen in 2022: Telecoms companies, Internet service providers, and device manufacturers will start to get to grips with new government security requirements, in some cases Read more

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