The Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) (Amendment) Regulations 2015 were published February 24, 2015. These Regulations make amendments to the Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) Regulations 2003 (2003 Regulations). The first of these amendments is to permit certain providers of mobile electronic communications services to disregard restrictions on the processing of traffic and location data in the event of an emergency, that would otherwise be imposed on them by the 2003 Regulations. The second amendment is to lower the threshold at which the Information Commissioner may impose a monetary penalty, under the Data Protection Act 1998 as applied to the 2003 Regulations, for a serious breach of regulations 19 to 24 of the 2003 Regulations.

The Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) (Amend- ment) Regulations 2015