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Not Quite Everything Everywhere – ICO Fines EE £100,000 For Unsolicited Text Messages
The Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) announced a £100,000 fine imposed on the telecoms company, EE Limited (EE), for breaching the Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations 2003 (PECR).
UK
17 Jul 2019
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Telecoms Code – The Price Is Right. Or Is It?
Landowners have historically put unproductive parts of their land to use by allowing telecoms operators to site apparatus on them and charging the operators market rents.
UK
1 Apr 2019
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Singapore Announces Series Of Initiatives To Boost Cybersecurity In The Telecoms Sector
Singapore has set up a new Telecom Cybersecurity Strategic Committee (TCSC) to develop a plan to tackle ‘next-generation cyber threats' in the telecommunications sector.
Singapore
31 Jan 2019
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UK Government Introduces Data Retention And Acquisition Regulations 2018
The Data Retention and Acquisition Regulations 2018 (the regulations) entered into force on 31 October 2018.
UK
7 Dec 2018
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Singapore To Adopt New Legislation On Unsolicited Commercial Messages, And Enhanced Practical Guidance Framework For Data Protection
On 8 November, 2018, Singapore's Personal Data Protection Commission (PDPC) issued its response to feedback received on a public consultation paper.
Singapore
13 Nov 2018
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The Telecoms Code – A New Human Right?
The first substantive decision under the new Electronic Communications Code (the ‘Code') was given by the Upper Tribunal on 30 October 2018 and it's not good news for landowners.
UK
13 Nov 2018
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Are OTT Services Telecommunications Services? German Court Asks European Court Of Justice For Preliminary Ruling | Gmail Case
The Administrative Court of Appeal Munster asked the ECJ for a preliminary ruling on the question whether Over-the-Top (OTT) services shall be caught by the European regulatory framework on telecommunications services.
Germany
6 Mar 2018
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Germany's New Hate Speech Act In Force: What Social Network Providers Need To Do Now
On 1 October 2017, the German Netzwerkdurchsetzungsgesetz (Network Enforcement Act, „NetzDG") that we already reported on in April and May, entered into force (English version here).
Germany
3 Oct 2017
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"Do As I Say, Not As I Do": A Business Specialising In Blocking Unsolicited Marketing Calls Is Fined For Making Unsolicited Marketing Calls
It is difficult to miss the irony of the ICO's first-awarded fine for nuisance calls since taking over the Telephone Preference Service (TPS), as reported in our earlier blog in December.
UK
31 Jan 2017
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Company Bosses Can No Longer Dodge Nuisance Call Fines
In an ongoing effort to tackle nuisance calls, the UK government has signalled its intention to make company directors directly liable for breaches of the PERC carried out by their firms.
UK
17 Nov 2016
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Using VPN Technology In The UAE: Awareness And Action
There has been much discussion in the media regarding the use of virtual private networks (VPNs) in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), triggered by the recently announced Federal Law No. (12) of 2016 (the Amendment), which amends Federal Decree-Law No. (5) of 2012 on Combating Cybercrimes (the Law).
United Arab Emirates
22 Sep 2016
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Secretive Direct Marketers Face Fresh Restrictions On Their Anonymity
From 16 May, those making (or instigating) direct marketing telephone calls must provide Caller Line Identification (‘CLI') when making calls live or through automated means.
UK
16 May 2016
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Mobile Apps And Data Protection, The ICO Revisits
Given the widespread popularity and quotidian usage of mobile apps, the issue of privacy should not be forgotten.
UK
22 Mar 2016
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Regulatory Reviews Of The Communications Networks In The EU And UK
As part of Ofcom's strategic review of the telecommunications sector announced earlier this year, the UK communications regulator published a discussion document on 16 July 2015 it's main policy objectives.
UK
29 Jul 2015
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Communications Networks – Update On UK And EU Regulatory Reviews
In March, Ofcom announced its decision to undertake a strategic review of the telecommunications sector, having not carried out such a review since 2005.
European Union
24 Jul 2015
16
Ofcom Launches Strategic Review Of Digital Communications
Ofcom has today commenced a comprehensive strategic review of digital communications in the UK, with the aim of ensuring that the digital communications market continues to meet the needs of businesses and consumers.
UK
13 Mar 2015
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Ofcom Publishes Plan To Support The Internet Of Things
In January, Ofcom, the UK telecommunications regulator, published its Statement on 'Promoting investment and innovation in the Internet of Things' (Statement).
UK
19 Feb 2015
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Finland Introduces New Information Society Code
The Information Society Code (2014/917) (Code) – a new act in Finland on electronic communications, privacy, data security, communications, and the information society in general – took effect 1 January.
Finland
17 Feb 2015
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Update on Data Retention
This DRIP Act enabled telecommunications operators to understand what their retention obligations are, following the CJEU’s declaration back in April that Directive 2006/24/EC on the Retention of Datawas invalid.
UK
23 Sep 2014
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85% Of Mobile Apps Marked Down On Transparency: 'Must Try Harder' Say Global Privacy Regulators
In May this year, members of the Global Privacy Enforcement Network (GPEN) conducted a privacy sweep of 1,200+ mobile apps.
Worldwide
16 Sep 2014
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