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UK government to introduce new interception legislation
  • Hogan Lovells
  • United Kingdom
  • May 29 2015

On 27 May, the newly elected UK government unveiled its legislative agenda for the forthcoming parliamentary session. In doing so, it confirmed that


The U.K.’s new Data Retention and Investigatory Powers Act 2014: affecting communication services providers based in the U.K. and beyond
  • Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • May 2 2015

The U.K. Data Retention and Investigatory Powers Act 2014 (the ‘‘DRIP Act’’) received Royal Assent on July 17, 2014, and came into force with


ICO welcomes change in law around nuisance calls and texts
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • United Kingdom
  • April 13 2015

The ICO has welcomed the change in law introduced by the Privacy and Electronic Communication (Amendment) Regulations 2015. Under the new Regulations


ICO issues enforcement notice to ‘lead generation firm
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • United Kingdom
  • March 31 2015

The Enforcement Notice issued by the ICO requires the firm to stop sending nuisance texts. The Notice was issued after the ICO raided a SIM farm last


ICO issues warning to call centre
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • United Kingdom
  • March 23 2015

The Information Commissioner (ICO) has issued an enforcement notice to Help Direct UK, a financial services call centre, to stop sending spam texts


UK 2015 budget includes key technology funding announcements
  • Hogan Lovells
  • United Kingdom
  • March 19 2015

The UK's 2015 Budget has provided a platform for the UK government to reaffirm its commitment to the development of the digital economy. Chancellor


Smart Cities receive headline attention in the 2015 budget statement. What next for this important market?
  • Bond Dickinson LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • March 18 2015

The potential of Smart Cities to the British economy was a focus of the Chancellor's Budget Statement today in Parliament, with signifiant new


ICO raids call centre in relation to nuisance calls
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • United Kingdom
  • March 16 2015

The ICO has raided a call centre which it believes to be responsible for making millions of nuisance calls using automatic dialling technology. The


Digital marketing clampdown: changes to rules on unsolicited communications
  • Pitmans LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • March 6 2015

Last year the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) received more than 175,000 complaints from the targets of electronic marketing. A Which? Survey


Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations published
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • United Kingdom
  • March 2 2015

The Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) (Amendment) Regulations 2015 were published February 24, 2015. These Regulations make