New bill introduced in the British Parliament yesterday proposes the imposition of new strict regulations security to the country's telecommunications companies. The law on telecommunications aims to exclude suppliers of high-risk equipment, but also to strengthen the security requirements for new radios networks high speed fiber optics and 5G.
If the bill is approved by Parliament, it will introduce stricter security standards on software and electronic equipment used for telephone calls, Internet traffic, and telecommunications company sites.
Telecommunications companies that do not comply with the strict Regulations will be faced with high finances sanctions, as they may be required to pay up to .100.000 10 a day or a percentage representing XNUMX% of their sales.
The bill is divided into two parts: clauses 1 to 14, which refer to a stronger security framework for telecommunications, and clauses 15 to 23, which refer to new national security powers government manage the risks posed by high risk sellers.
According to Infosecurity Magazine, the new bill stipulates that public telecommunications providers are required to report violations communicate information to the United Kingdom Telecommunications Regulatory Authority Ofcom, in order to assess the security of their networks.
Digital Policy Secretary Oliver Dowden said this groundbreaking bill would give United Kingdom one of the toughest telecommunications security regimes in the world and will allow the country to take the necessary steps to protection of its networks.
The proposed bill follows a decision announced in July by British Prime Minister Boris Johnson to ban the Chinese giant. "Huawei" to build mobile networks in the United Kingdom. In addition, UK wireless providers have until 2027 to remove Huawei 5G equipment from their networks. Johnson said the reasons for the ban were security concerns as well as US sanctions.
Huawei has expressed frustration with its blocking of UK networks, with Vice President Victor Zhang saying the decision was politically motivated and not based on a fair assessment of security risks. serves the interests of no one.