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Draft Communications Data Bill – ISPA’s initial statement

Following the publication of the Draft Communications Data Bill, ISPA Secretary General Nicholas Lansman said:

“ISPA has concerns about the new powers to require network operators to capture and retain third party communications data.  These concerns include the scope and proportionality, privacy and data protection implications and the technical feasibility.

Whilst we appreciate that technological developments mean that Government is looking again at its communications data capabilities, it is important that powers are clear and contain sufficient safeguards. 

We welcome the additional scrutiny the Bill will face in parliament and we will be seeking to address our key points during this process.  ISPA will be working closely with its members over the coming months to ensure that the full breadth and range of industry is heard.  We want to ensure that the proposals are clear, proportionate and fit for purpose.”

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Notes to the editor:

The Internet Services Providers’ Association (ISPA UK) is the UK’s Trade Association for providers of Internet services.

ISPA brings together the UK internet industry to provide essential support through innovation, knowledge and experience in order to benefit the UK economy and society. Promoting collaboration and constructive dialogue between its members and the wider internet community, ISPA is an all-important driving force for the industry and relevant stakeholders. For a list of members or other information about ISPA, please consult the website: www.ispa.org.uk

The views expressed in this release are those of the Internet Services Providers’ Association (ISPA) and do not necessarily reflect the corporate policies of the individual companies that are members of the Association or other organisations that may be mentioned in the release. For further editorial information please contact the ISPA Press Office (020 3397 3308).

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