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Regulations for electronic communications to be gathered in one location

Regulations for electronic communications to be gathered in one location

News article 06.09.2011 10.23 fi sv en

Work will begin in accordance with the Government Programme to gather legislation pertaining to electronic communications and the provision of information society services into one place.

The purpose is to eliminate overlapping and to clarify and update the content of the regulations.

"Approximately ten acts will be consolidated to form an information society code. In part, this work will consist of technical transferring of sections and subsections. However, the most important objective is to ensure functional communications markets," Krista Kiuru, Finland's Minister of Housing and Communications stated.

In addition to clarification of legislation, the main themes for preparation of the information society code include a reform of mobile operator licences and review of regulations concerning operator obligations and consumer protection.

Work on the information society code began on 6 September at a seminar for interest groups. The law reform will take several years to complete.