The Product Security and Telecommunications Infrastructure Bill has its second reading today, 26 January 2022. The bill would make provisions about the security of internet-connectable products and products capable of connecting to such products; to make provision about electronic communications infrastructure; and for connected purposes.
The Bill would:
- Allow the Secretary of State to make regulations to introduce mandatory
security requirements for connectable products sold in the UK; and
- Make changes to the electronic communications code which governs the
rights of telecoms companies to install infrastructure on land.
This briefing explains the background and main provisions of the Product Security and Telecommunications Infrastructure Bill 2021-22.