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The Digital Economy Act 2017 (Commencement No. 1) Regulations 2017

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Provisions coming into force on 1st October 2017

3.  The following provisions of the 2017 Act come into force on 1st October 2017—

(a)section 32 (offences: infringing copyright and making available right);

(b)section 33 (registered designs: infringement: marking product with internet link);

(c)section 35 (disclosure of information to improve public service delivery), but only for the purpose of making regulations, and in relation to England and Wales (except so far as it relates to the disclosure of information to or by a water or sewerage undertaker for an area which is wholly or mainly in Wales) and Scotland only;

(d)section 36 (disclosure of information to gas and electricity suppliers etc), but only for the purpose of making regulations;

(e)section 43 (code of practice: public service delivery), except so far as it relates to the disclosure of information to or by a water or sewerage undertaker for an area which is wholly or mainly in Wales, and in relation to England and Wales and Scotland only;

(f)section 44 (regulations under this Chapter) so far as it relates to the purposes specified in paragraphs (c) and (d);

(g)section 48 (disclosure of information to reduce debt owed to the public sector), but only for the purpose of making regulations, and in relation to England and Wales and Scotland only;

(h)section 52 (code of practice: debt owed to the public sector), in relation to England and Wales and Scotland only;

(i)section 54 (regulations under this Chapter) so far as it relates to the purpose specified in paragraph (g);

(j)section 56 (disclosure of information to combat fraud against the public sector), but only for the purpose of making regulations, and in relation to England and Wales and Scotland only;

(k)section 60 (code of practice: fraud against the public sector), in relation to England and Wales and Scotland only;

(l)section 62 (regulations under this Chapter) so far as it relates to the purpose specified in paragraph (j);

(m)section 70 (code of practice: sharing for research purposes), except so far as it relates to the disclosure of information by the Welsh Revenue Authority, and in relation to England and Wales and Scotland only;

(n)section 80 (access to information by the Statistics Board), but only for the purposes of preparing and publishing the statement under section 45E, and the code of practice under section 45G, of the Statistics and Registration Service Act 2007(1), and in relation to England and Wales and Scotland only.

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