Draft Regulations made under the Data Retention and Investigatory Powers Act 2014 have been published by the UK Government. The Data Retention Regulations 2014 give the Secretary of State power to issue notices to telecommunications operators requiring them to begin retaining specified communications data under the  new Act. The Regulations also set out the standards required of telecommunications operators in terms of the integrity and security of the data they retain and confirm that the Information Commissioner will audit compliance with these standards. The ICO is likely to receive additional funding to cover this extra regulatory duty.

Data Retention Regulations 2014