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The Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) Regulations 2003

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  1. Introductory Text

  2. 1.Citation and commencement

  3. 2.Interpretation

  4. 3.Revocation of the Telecommunications (Data Protection and Privacy) Regulations 1999

  5. 4.Relationship between these Regulations and the Data Protection Act 1998

  6. 5.Security of public electronic communications services

  7. 6.Confidentiality of communications

  8. 7.Restrictions on the processing of certain traffic data

  9. 8.Further provisions relating to the processing of traffic data under regulation 7

  10. 9.Itemised billing and privacy

  11. 10.Prevention of calling line identification – outgoing calls

  12. 11.Prevention of calling or connected line identification – incoming calls

  13. 12.Publication of information for the purposes of regulations 10 and 11

  14. 13.Co-operation of communications providers for the purposes of regulations 10 and 11

  15. 14.Restrictions on the processing of location data

  16. 15.Tracing of malicious or nuisance calls

  17. 16.Emergency calls

  18. 17.Termination of automatic call forwarding

  19. 18.Directories of subscribers

  20. 19.Use of automated calling systems

  21. 20.Use of facsimile machines for direct marketing purposes

  22. 21.Unsolicited calls for direct marketing purposes

  23. 22.Use of electronic mail for direct marketing purposes

  24. 23.Use of electronic mail for direct marketing purposes where the identity or address of the sender is concealed

  25. 24.Information to be provided for the purposes of regulations 19, 20 and 21

  26. 25.Register to be kept for the purposes of regulation 20

  27. 26.Register to be kept for the purposes of regulation 21

  28. 27.Modification of contracts

  29. 28.National security

  30. 29.Legal requirements, law enforcement etc.

  31. 30.Proceedings for compensation for failure to comply with requirements of the Regulations

  32. 31.Enforcement – extension of Part V of the Data Protection Act 1998

  33. 32.Request that the Commissioner exercise his enforcement functions

  34. 33.Technical advice to the Commissioner

  35. 34.Amendment to the Telecommunications (Lawful Business Practice) (Interception of Communications) Regulations 2000

  36. 35.Amendment to the Electronic Communications (Universal Service) Order 2003

  37. 36.Transitional provisions

  38. Signature

    1. SCHEDULE 1

      Modifications for the purposes of these Regulations to Part V of the Data Protection Act 1998 and Schedules 6 and 9 to that Act as extended by Regulation 31

      1. 1.In section 40— (a) in subsection (1), for the words...

      2. 2.In section 41(1) and (2), for the words “data protection...

      3. 3.Section 42 shall be omitted.

      4. 4.In section 43— (a) for subsections (1) and (2) there...

      5. 5.Sections 44, 45 and 46 shall be omitted.

      6. 6.In section 47— (a) in subsection (1), for the words...

      7. 7.In section 48— (a) in subsections (1) and (3), for...

      8. 8.In section 49 subsection (5) shall be omitted.

      9. 9.In paragraph 4(1) of Schedule (6), for the words “(2)...

      10. 10.In paragraph 1 of Schedule 9— (a) for subparagraph (1)(a)...

      11. 11.In paragraph 9 of Schedule 9— (a) in subparagraph (1)(a)...

    2. SCHEDULE 2

      Transitional provisions

      1. Interpretation

        1. 1.In this Schedule “the 1999 Regulations” means the Telecommunications (Data...

      2. Directories

        1. 2.(1) Regulation 18 of these Regulations shall not apply in...

      3. Notifications

        1. 3.(1) A notification of consent given to a caller by...

      4. Registers kept under regulations 25 and 26

        1. 4.(1) A notification given by a subscriber pursuant to regulation...

      5. References in these Regulations to OFCOM

        1. 5.In relation to times before an order made under section...

  39. Explanatory Note

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