Telecommunications (Security) Bill (HL Bill 15)


Explanatory notes to the Bill, prepared by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media
and Sport, have been ordered to be published as HL Bill 15–EN.


Baroness Barran has made the following statement under section 19(1)(a) of the
Human Rights Act 1998:

In my view the provisions of the Telecommunications (Security) Bill are compatible
with the Convention rights.


  1. Duties of providers of public electronic communications networks and services

    1. 1.Duty to take security measures

    2. 2.Duty to take measures in response to security compromises

    3. 3.Codes of practice about security measures etc

  2. Informing others of security compromises

    1. 4.Informing others of security compromises

  3. Securing compliance with security duties

    1. 5.General duty of OFCOM to ensure compliance with security duties

    2. 6.Powers of OFCOM to assess compliance with security duties

    3. 7.Powers of OFCOM to enforce compliance with security duties

    4. 8.Civil liability for contravention of security duties

    5. 9.Relationship between security duties and certain other duties etc

    6. 10.Statement of policy on ensuring compliance with security duties

  4. Reports on security etc

    1. 11.Reporting on matters related to security

    2. 12.Powers to require and share information related to security

    3. 13.Appeals against security decisions of OFCOM

    4. 14.Reviews of sections to

  5. Designated vendor directions

    1. 15.Designated vendor directions

    2. 16.Designation notices

    3. 17.Laying before Parliament

  6. Monitoring and enforcement

    1. 18.Monitoring of designated vendor directions

    2. 19.Monitoring directions: inspection notices

    3. 20.Power of Secretary of State to enforce compliance with designated vendor directions etc

    4. 21.Urgent enforcement directions

  7. Designated vendor directions: further provision

    1. 22.Requirement not to disclose

    2. 23.Power of Secretary of State to require information etc

  8. Further amendments

    1. 24.Further amendment concerning penalties

    2. 25.Further consequential amendments

  9. Final

    1. 26.Financial provision

    2. 27.Extent

    3. 28.Commencement

    4. 29.Short title