What is the Telecoms Security Act 2021 (TSA) ?
The Telecoms Security Act 2021 (TSA) came into force on 1 October 2022, and is made up three 'layers'. The first layer strengthens the security duties of public telecoms providers by amending the Electronic Communications Act 2003.The Act also gives the government new powers to designate High Risk Vendors and issue directives imposing controls on the use of their goods, services and facilities by public communications providers. The second layer includes the Electronic Communications (Security Measures) Regulations 2022 which public communication providers must follow. The final layer contains technical guidance in a new Code of Practice underpinning the Act.
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