ISPA responds to Counter-Terrorism and Security Bill

Following a wide-ranging speech from the Home Secretary, the Counter-Terrorism and Security Bill was published and is being fast-tracked through parliament. ISPA said that Government needed to do more to consult with industry on IP-matching proposals  but we will work with our members to scrutinise the Bill. The Bill extends the amount of data that law enforcement can access  as CSPs will be required to keep records to help match an IP address and other identifiers to a specific device.


ISPA responds to Intelligence and Security Committee

The Intelligence and Security Committee published their report into the death of Fusilier Lee Rigby in which they criticised social media companies. Responding to the comments, ISPA argued it is for the intelligence agencies and not service providers to identify potential subjects, and “when identified by the authorities CSPs can and do assist in providing communications data under a clear legal process”. ISPA also published a blog post to counter similar comments made by the new head of GCHQ who said the internet was ‘the command and control network of choice for terrorists’. ISPA made the point that the internet helped establish a counter-narrative and it is unhelpful to mis-characterise the web in such a way.


ISPA Awards to launch imminently

ISPA will be launching the 2015 ISPA Awards imminently, so please keep an eye out for any updates, and check @ISPAUK. We’ve revamped some categories, the testing for the broadband awards and after last year’s sell-out will be moving to a bigger venue.


End of year survey for ISPA members

ISPA members are invited to fill in a survey about ISPA’s priorities for 2015. The survey covers events, communications and policy, as well as asks members where they see the internet industry going and what are the key issues. To respond, please click here.



ISPA in the news

Broadband, intellectual property and the Anderson review saw ISPA feature in the media this month, with articles in The Guardian, (and here), V3 (and here),  ISP Review and Telecompaper.


ISPA Chair speaks at Next Gen

ISPA Chair James Blessing spoke at Next Gen conference in Derby discussing broadband and bandwidth management in the age of universal Wi-Fi. ISPA is a long-standing Next Gen partner, and you can click here for details of upcoming events.


ISPA in the news

The Counter-Terrorism and Security Bill and the ISC report has seen ISPA get significant press coverage in the last month, featuring in BBC News, The Daily Telegraph, Daily Mail, Guardian and others. Full coverage can be seen here.


Events and deals for members

ISPA secures a range of deals for members, so click here to see the latest offers.