wifi legal requirements

Do you offer Customer Wifi in your Business? Are you aware of your legal responsibilities?

There are legal requirements that suppliers of WiFi hotspots need to comply with. Businesses that provide WiFi are responsible under the following laws:

The Data Protection act

European Directive for Data Retention Regulations 2009

The Code of Practice (Anti-Terrorism, Crime and Security Act 2001)

Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000 

and Digital Economy Act 2010.

When a business supplies a WiFi hotspot, these legal requirements must be complied with, such as holding data and logging all URLs visited and who visited them. Another potential problem for suppliers is that of content filtering, which allows Businesses to block certain content – such as porn and illegal content and also includes protecting Children from seeing such inappropriate content.

The Home Office would expect such data to be retained for a period of 12 months. The purpose of maintaining this data is to assist intelligence and law enforcement agencies such as the police in their investigation of criminal and terrorist activities.

Miller Solutions Ltd can offer a Customer Wireless solution which can meet all of these requirements and also act as a Marketing Tool to help improve your business, Just give our Sales Team a call on 01246 266 039