Policy Positions

ISPA regularly responds to Government consultations and Parliamentary inquiries on behalf of its members. Some of ISPA's recent policy responses, papers and positions can be found below.

  • Cross industry letter to Prime Minister Boris Johnson ISPA letter


ISPA has submitted written evidence to the following consultations and parliamentary inquiries
  • Ofcom consultation on Future of TV Distribution ISPA response
  • DSIT Open Communications consultation response ISPA response
  • ISPA response to the Home Office Consultation on revised notices regimes in the Investigatory Powers Act 2016 ISPA response
  • ISPA submission to the Ofcom's Net neutrality review ISPA submission
  • ISPA response to the Telecommunications Infrastructure (Leasehold property) Act Consultation ISPA response
  • ISPA comments on Telecoms Security Bill draft Statutory Instrument ISPA comments
  • ISPA Briefing on Telecoms Infrastructure Leasehold property Bill ISPA briefing
  • ISPA Response to the Cyber Investments consultation ISPA response


  • Telecoms security: proposal for new regulations and draft code of practice: ISPA Response
  • ISPA Submission to the UK 5G infrastructure and national security inquiry ISPA submission
  • ISPA response to DCMS Consultation on a reforming consumer advocacy in telecoms ISPA response
  • ISPA Response to DfT street manager consultation ISPA response
  • ISPA Response to the DCMS consultation on the implementation of the European Electronic Communications Code ISPA response
  • ISPA Evidence to the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee inquiry into Rural Broadband and digital only services ISPA evidence
  • ISPA Response to SROH 4th Edition Consultation ISPA response
  • ISPA Response to Treasury Cttee Inquiry ISPA response
  • ISPA Response to the DCMS Statement of Strategic Priorities to Ofcom ISPA response
  • ISPA Response to Ofcom's Annual Plan 2019-20 ISPA response
  • ISPA Response to the DCMS Consultation on ensuring tenants' access ISPA response
  • ISPA Response to the DCMS Consultation on New Build Developments  ISPA response
  • Response to to the super complaint on loyalty penalties raised by Citizens’ Advice to CMA ISPA response
  • Response to Ofcom consultation on end of contract and out of contract notifications ISPA response
  • Response to Ofcom implementing the broadband Universal Service Obligation consultation ISPA response
  • Response to the BEIS Modernising consumer markets: Consumer Green Paper ISPA response
  • Response to House of Lords Communications Committee ‘The Internet: To Regulate or Not to Regulate’ Inquiry ISPA response
  • Response to Ofcom’s Annual Plan for 2018-19 ISPA response
  • Response to Home Office Consultation on Investigatory Powers Act amendments ISPA response
  • Response to the Department for Transport's Lane Rental consultation ISPA response
  • Response to DCMS Consultation on the Network and Information Systems (NIS) Directive ISPA response
  • Response to Ofcom Consultation on security guidance for CPs ISPA Response
  • Response to the draft Investigatory Powers Act Technical Capability Notices consultation ISPA Response
  • Response to CAP Broadband Speed Consultation ISPA response
  • Response to the Ofcom Automatic Compensation Consultation ISPA Response
  • Response to the Ofcom ADR Call for input ISPA Response
  • Response to Extending Local Full Fibre Broadband Networks ISPA Response
  • Response to Children and the Internet inquiry ISPA Response
  • Response to Ofcom Automatic Compensation ISPA Response
  • Response to Ofcom USO ISPA Response
  • Response to DCMS Age Verification ISPA Response
  • Response to DCMS USO ISPA Response
  • Response to the Draft Investigatory Powers Bill Committee ISPA Response
  • Investigatory Powers Checklist
  • Response to the Strategic Review of Digital Communications Discussion Document ISPA Response
  • Response to Culture, Media & Sport Select Committee Inquiry into World Class Connectivity ISPA Response
  • Counter Terorrism and Security Bill Review ISPA Response
  • Response to the Anderson Review of Communications Data and Interception Powers ISPA Response
  • Response to BIS implementing Alternative Dispute Resolution Directive ISPA Response
  • Response to CMS Committe Online Safety Inquiry ISPA Response
  • Smaller ISPs and Parental Controls ISPA's response
  • Response to Nominet review of domain registration policy ISPA's response
  • Response to CMS Commitee Online Safety Inquiry ISPA Response
  • Response to Law Commission Consultation Paper No 209 Contempt of Court ISPA's response
  • Response to Safe Harbour Consultation ISPA's response ISPA's response
  • Consultation on CPS interim guidelines on prosecuting cases involving communications sent via social media ISPA's response
  • DCMS Super-Connected Cities Fund Vouchers Consultation ISPA's Response
  • Joint Committee on Draft Communications Data Bill Call for evidence / ISPA's response
  • Department for Education's consultation on online parental controls Consultation questionnaire / ISPA's response
  • European Commission's consultation on a "Clean and Open Internet" Consultation questionnaire / ISPA's response
  • Ofcom's consultation on the Digital Economy Act Initial Obligations Code Consultation document / ISPA's response

In 2011, ISPA responded to the Hargreaves Review into intellectual property, the Communications Review Open Letter, defamation and a parliamentary inquiry into child safety.

During 2010, ISPA voiced its views through responses to consultations on net neutrality and traffic management, the Digital Economy Act costs order and initial obligations code, ecommerce directive and parliamentary inquiry into broadband.

Other issues we have engaged with government, parliament and regulators in the past include data retention, the Byron Review, broadband speeds, harmful content online and online copyright infringement. These responses are available on request.


ISPA has been called as a witness to the following inquiries