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Important changes to The Telecommunications Act

On 21 January 2013, the amendment to the Telecommunications Act enters into force which introduces a number of changes in the provisions, significant both for consumers and telecommunications undertakings.


The most important changes include:
  • extension to the scope of consumer protection in telecommunications services;
  • possibility of concluding agreements in electronic form;
  • facilities for users of mobile Internet - the obligation to inform the consumer by the service provider on exceeding the data transmission limit;
  • reduced time for porting numbers to one day;
  • reduced data retention period from 24 to 12 months;
  • wider range of privacy and protection of personal data of subscribers (provisions concerning cookies and solutions relating to the obligation of reporting on the events of personal data violation);
  • facilitating access to services and facilities for people with disabilities;
  • improvement in the efficiency of frequency resource management;
  • facilities for undertakings conducting telecommunications activities and new regulations on the provision of telecommunications infrastructure.
The full text of the act amending the Telecommunications Act is available in the Journal of Laws of the Republic of Poland at>>>
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