This is a consultation on a draft statement of policy on Ofcom’s approach to using its statutory information gathering powers under Part 2 of the Communications Act 2003, the Wireless Telegraphy Act 2006, and the Postal Services Act 2011.
We are required by each of those Acts to prepare and publish a statement of our general policy on the exercise of certain of our information gathering powers and our proposed use of information obtained from stakeholders under those powers.
Our existing policy on information gathering was published in March 2005 and we have confirmed in updates that it applies to information gathering powers acquired since then. Having regard to our experience since that time we are consulting on a new statement of policy.
We welcome responses to this consultation by 4 December 2015.