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One of Jisc’s activities is to monitor and, where possible, influence regulatory developments that affect us and our customer universities, colleges and schools as operators of large computer networks. Since Janet and its customer networks are classified by Ofcom as private networks, postings here are likely to concentrate on the regulation of those networks.

Postings here are, to the best of our knowledge, accurate on the date they are made, but may well become out of date or unreliable at unpredictable times thereafter. Before taking action that may have legal consequences, you should talk to your own lawyers.

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The European Council of Ministers have now published a proposed text for the General Data Protection Regulation. This still needs to be edited by the Commission's "lawyer-linguists" to check for inconsistencies, sort out the numbering of recitals and articles etc. But the working parties of both the Parliament and the Council have recommended that the resulting text should be adopted by the respective full bodies at meetings in the next couple of months.

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As discussed here previously, the revision of the European Telecommunications Directives in late 2009 introduced a requirement for telecoms providers to report breaches affecting personal data to their national regulators. Although the revised European Directive has not yet been transposed into national laws, ENISA has been surveying both regulators and telcos on their practice and plans.

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The European Commission, Parliament and Council of Ministers have been discussing revisions to the package of Telecoms Directives for a couple of years, but now seem to be approaching a final conclusion. Once the new Directives are published, member states will have a fixed time period - normally 18 months - in which to implement them in national law.

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