Post Brexit EU Electronic Communications Code (EECC2018) Retention in UK Law

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Dear Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport,

Re: retention of DIRECTIVE (EU) 2018/1972 OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL establishing the European Electronic Communications Code ("EECC2018") in UK Legislation post Brexit:

1) Were any or all of the following EECC2018 Directives retained in UK legislation post Brexit?

"(110) The need to ensure that citizens are not exposed to electromagnetic fields at a level harmful to public health is imperative. Member States should pursue consistency across the Union to address this issue, having particular regard to the precautionary approach taken in Recommendation 1999/519/EC, in order to work towards ensuring more consistent deployment conditions. Member States should apply the procedure set out in Directive (EU) 2015/1535, where relevant, with a view also to providing transparency to stakeholders and to allow other Member States and the Commission to react."

"Article 45 2(h)pursuing consistency and predictability throughout the Union regarding the way the use of radio spectrum is authorised in protecting public health taking into account Recommendation 1999/519/EC."

"Article 45 4(b)protect public health against electromagnetic fields, taking utmost account of Recommendation 1999/519/EC;"

2) If any or all of the Directives in (1) above were retained in UK legislation, please give the name and location of that legislation in which the Directives are retained.

3) If any or all of the Directives in (1) above were NOT retained in UK legislation, please explain why not, and provide the name and location of relevant documents/information to support your explanation.

Yours faithfully,
B. M. Lowe

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Our ref: FOI2021/17287

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Our Ref: FOI2021/17287

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