Data Protection and Privacy Event in April -

ISPA is holding a Legal Forum event in April to discuss the implications for ISPA members of the new Data Protection Regulation that was published by the European Commission in January. Speakers will discuss the new rules on data protection from the point of view of industry, regulators, government and the law.  Areas likely to be discussed include, the ‘right to be forgotten’, data portability, data processing, penalties and notification of data breaches.

This event is hosted at DLA Piper UK LLP on the 23rd April and is free to attend for ISPA members. For more information please see the website or email

Return Path Sponsors the ISPAs Internet Safety and Security Category

Spam fighting and anti-phishing company Return Path is pleased to be sponsoring the Internet Safety and Security category at this year’s ISPA Awards.

Return Path works to reduce spam, protect companies brands, safeguard consumer identities, and enhance the relationship between legitimate email senders and ISPs. They offer tools and services to improve email filtering and end-user experience, and reduce email operations costs.

For more information visit

ISPA Awards update – Written Entry Forms Submitted

The written entry forms have now been submitted and they will be sent off to the panel of ISPA Awards judges to be assessed. In the meantime testing in the broadband and hosting categories will continue until April 30th. Finalists will be announced in May.

The ISPA Awards is sponsored by Magrathea, O2 Wholesale, CISAS, Geo Networks and Return Path. For more information on sponsorship opportunities please visit

Quickline Communications join ISPA in March

Wireless broadband provider Quickline Communications joined ISPA in March – They provide wireless broadband and point to point wireless communications and wireless products for business and home users in Lincolnshire and East Yorkshire.

A full list of ISPA members can be found here and you can phone or email ISPA for information about membership benefits at or 020 3397 3304.

Communications Data Proposals

ISPA has received a lot of interest on the Government’s proposals to update its capabilities regarding communications data. ISPA has responded with the following comment and will be responding in more detail when the proposals are announced.

“It is important that proposals to update Government’s capabilities to intercept and retain communications data in the new communications environment are proportionate, respect freedom of expression and the privacy of users, and are widely consulted upon in an open and transparent manner."

Discount for Members

In April and May there is discount for members at the following events, Connected Home Global Summit, mGaming Summit, mSport Summit, Social TV World Summit and Enforcing & Protecting Trade Marks.

ISPA has also negotiated a special exhibitor package available for the Convergence Summit North for ISPA members. Call Mat or Jamie on 01892 538348 for more details.  More information on the ISPA Events Calendar.

ISPA in the News

ISPA was quoted in the news on issues including; Internet capacity during the Olympics and communications data. For a list of coverage please visit -

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