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Communications Act 2003

Section 14: Consumer research

50.This section requires OFCOM to make arrangements to ascertain public opinion and the experiences of consumers on certain issues relating to the communications sector, including electronic communications networks and services, associated facilities and television and radio services and programmes distributed by other electronic media. In general, these arrangements may cover the carrying out of research by OFCOM, by the Content Board or by others. The arrangements must cover the carrying out of research into matters relating to the promotion of media literacy, the setting and observance of programme standards for radio and television, the prevention of unjust and unfair treatment of persons in those programmes and of unwarranted infringements of privacy resulting from those activities.

51.OFCOM are not required to make arrangements under this section in respect of the incidence or investigation of any interference with wireless telegraphy.

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