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Communications Act 2003

Section 395: Notifications and documents in electronic form

860.This section applies where a person is authorised under section 394 to give or send a notification or other document by delivering it to another person and does so either by transmitting it electronically by means of an electronic communications network or transmitting it by other means but in a form that means that other apparatus must be used to make it intelligible (e.g. sending a computer disk by post). If the intended recipient is not OFCOM, he must have agreed with the sender to that the notification and/or document may be delivered in that way and form (and not have withdrawn his agreement), and must have provided the sender with his address and other information needed to send them.

861.If the intended recipient is OFCOM, OFCOM must have indicated their agreement to receive the notification and/or document in the form in question and the thing transmitted and the means of transmission must comply with any conditions and procedures determined and published by OFCOM. When transmitting a notification and/or document, OFCOM may determine the means of transmission used and the form in which they may be transmitted (subject to subsection (5)).

862.Subsection (5) provides that, if the intended recipient is not OFCOM, he must have agreed with the sender that the notification and/or document may be delivered in that way and in that form (and not have withdrawn his agreement), and must have provided the sender with his address and other information needed to send the notification or document.

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