European Data Protection Digest

RIPA Revision Open for Consult

PRIVACY LAW—UK

November 12, 2010

The UK Home Office has released its proposed revision of the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act (RIPA) after the European Commission said the UK's implementation of its data protection and online privacy laws was flawed, reports ITPro. In October, the EC threatened legal action and gave the UK two months to respond. The Home Office will close the response period on 7 December. The proposed changes have been posted to the Internet and include increased powers for the Interception of Communications Commissioner to act against ISPs and telecom carriers.
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