The Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) Regulations 2003

These Regulations revoke the Telecommunications (Data Protection and Privacy) Regulations 1999 and are concerned with the processing of personal information and the protection of privacy in the electronic communications sector.

The Regulations

The Regulations set out:

  • circumstances under which direct marketing may be carried out
  • duties to safeguard the security of a communications network service
  • limitations on what may be stored or accessed
  • restrictions on the processing of traffic and location data

The Regulations are enforced by the Information Commissioner. 

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