The October 2008 issue of the Olswang Telecoms Update has now been published. You can read it in pdf format here. One of the articles in this issue is “Retention of Internet and email data: Government consults on new regulations”, which explains that the UK Government is consulting on new rules to transpose EU requirements on the retention of Internet and email data. Service providers have until 31 October to influence the UK’s approach on three key issues: retention periods, reimbursement of costs and identifying exactly which service providers will be affected. The regulations are due to come into force in March 2009. Click here to read the full text.