UK: Draft Telecoms Security Regulations and Code of Practice released for consultation

On 1 March 2022, the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport (“DCMS”) released their most recent draft Telecommunications Security Regulations (“Regulations”) and an associated draft Code of Practice (“Code of Practice”) for consultation. The Regulations and Code of Practice form part of several new security measures introduced by the Government specifically to address the security of public telecommunications networks and services.

The Regulations and Code of Practice are relevant to all public telecoms networks and service providers. In setting out specific practical expectations for how security obligations should be complied with, it is likely that some level of remediation by public telecoms providers will be required in their network design, practices and procedures, and even contractual arrangements with third party suppliers, to ensure compliance with the new security regime.

Our article in relation to the Regulations and Code of Practice is available to read here.