FIPR: Electronic Communications Bill Information Centre
Analysis and Reviews of the Electronic Communications Bill
This reference page links to various FIPR documents and initiatives in regarding the UK Electronic Communications Bill, as presented to the House of Commons on 18th November 1999. For further information regarding this bill, also see a Press Release from DTI on the EC Bill.
This page is limited to the Electronic Communications Bill, however. Another resource exists within the FIPR site that contains a review of documents, policies, reports, and analysis preceeding the Queen's Speech of November 1999 can be found in a separate resource on the UK Draft bill on Electronic Commerce Analysis, Review, and Library.
Analysis and Commentary
proposals from the Alliance for Electronic Business
Results from The Queen's Speech, November 17, 1999.
- FIPR's Press Release on the Speech.
- Press Coverage on the Speech...
- Silicon.com: Controversial ecommerce laws resurface in Home Office Bill.
- Wired: UK Net Bill Passes Hurdle.
- Computing: The Electronic Communications Bill is finally with us.
- Silicon.com: DTI removes cybercrime laws from Ecommerce Bill.
- Times: Regulation has been made less harmful by a re-writing of e-commerce legislation.
- FT: Electronics industry's sigh of relief.
- Guardian: D day for e-commerce -- Now it's time to tackle phone charges.
- Times: E-Commerce rules relaxed, November 18, 1999.
- BBC: Police net powers switched, November 17, 1999.
- TechWeb: UK Bill combines E-spying, Crypto Control, November 17, 1999.
- VNUNet: Queen's speech focuses on ecommerce and government control, November 17, 1999.
- ZDNetUK: Big Brother plans pushed through Parliament, November 17, 1999.
Go to FIPR front page.
Go to FIPR Electronic Commerce Policy Information Centre.
Go to FIPR Interception of Communications Information Centre.
Go to FIPR RIP Bill Information Centre.
Last updated November 28, 1999.