Notes on operating fediverse services (Mastodon, Pleroma etc) from an English law point of view

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In this monologue post, I set out an introductory analysis / overview of the English laws which are likely to apply to people in England who operate decentralised fediverse services which implement Read more

What UK telecoms operators need to know about the UK/USA Data Access Agreement and the US CLOUD Act

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The Home Office announced on 21 July 2022. that UK/USA Data Access Agreement, which sits under the USA's CLOUD Act, will come into force on October 3rd 2022. A draft of the agreement has been Read more

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

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, 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

Must all UK Internet access providers keep records of which websites I visit?

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This blogpost addresses a common claim, that all UK Internet access providers are required to retain everything about their subscribers' or users' activities. Every packet they shift, every web page Read more

EncroChat, targeted equipment interference, and the Court of Appeal

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This is a quick comment on the Court of Appeal's judgment in the case of A and Ors, R v, relating to EncroChat. It is a comment on the judgment, and the way in which the Court applied the rules under Read more