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3rd May 2023

IIC UK Chapter Event: The UK Telecoms Security Regime – are you ready? In-person

Chapter event

Date: Wednesday 3 May 2023
Time: 16:45 BST

Kindly hosted by Bird & Bird

The session will be designed to provide practical guidance on the new Telecoms security requirements. The session will cover:

  • Background to the TSA
  • Legal framework, Code of Practice and Timings
  • Ofcom’s role and approach
  • Industry perspective
  • Discussion and Q&A

Registration Fees for delegates

Wednesday 3 May 2023
IIC UK Chapter Event

IIC Members – Free
Non-Members – £25 GBP (excluding VAT *) 
*VAT will be applicable for UK registrations only

If you feel the delegate fee may be a barrier to attending this event, please contact us at




Anthony Rosen Legal Director, Bird & Bird LLP

Mr Rosen has expertise across the full spectrum of regulatory, competition, telecommunications and compliance matters encountered by businesses operating in and around the digital, tech and media space. He has spent time in-house at one of the world’s most prominent tech companies and bring expertise, insight and a highly commercial understanding of client requirements and deliver business focused advice.

Earlier in Anthony’s career, he worked at a leading communications regulator which afforded him a valuable insight into the regulatory process as well as a solid foundation in UK and EU telco regulation. Anthony is well placed to advise on compliance, market studies, mergers, sector inquiries as well as the fast-changing regulatory landscape. Anthony also has extensive regulatory litigation experience having worked on appeals before the Competition Appeal Tribunal as well as disputes.

Mr Rosen has a keen interest in evolving international OTT and Platform regulation as regulators seek to keep pace with the constant innovation in the dynamic tech sector and the challenges of the Data economy.  Anthony enjoys the constant intellectual challenge this provides, advising clients on the application of current and future laws to emerging technologies and helping them to deliver their strategic priorities.

Ashley J Lead Telecom Security Consultant, National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC)

Bio coming soon …..

James Bowling Senior Lawyer, Security and Investigatory Powers, BT

Mr Bowling is a lawyer with BT’s data legal team, specialising in data security and government investigatory powers. He was formerly a government litigator in the Government Legal Department National Security Litigation team, where he was closely involved in the litigation following the Edward Snowden disclosures in 2013, and subsequently assisted in drafting the Equipment Interference Code of Practice governing the exercise of government powers to access computer and network equipment.

Prior to that, James was a Legal Officer with the Royal Air Force for eight years where he was responsible for development of UK military legal doctrine relating to cyber defence and international law. He has been closely involved in the development and implementation of recent legislation in this area including the Telecommunications (Security) Act 2021, the Electronic Communications (Security Measures) Regulations 2022, Code of Practice and the Huawei Designated Vendor Direction. He also has an interest in digital evidence and investigation and holds an MSc in Forensic Computing.

Malcolm Campbell Head of Telecoms Security Policy, Department for Science, Innovation and Technology (DSIT)

During his twenty-year Civil Service career, Malcolm has held a variety of leadership roles as a policy maker, focusing on security and resilience. Prior to taking up his current post in March 2020, he worked in the Cabinet Office, Home Office, Department for Energy and Climate Change (DECC) and Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS).

In his current role, he is responsible for developing government policy to help protect the UK’s telecoms networks and services against security threats. His policy team developed the Telecommunications (Security) Act 2021, Electronic Communications (Security Measures) Regulations 2022 and the associated Telecommunications Security Code of Practice.

Nihal Newman Director of Network Security, Ofcom, UK

Nihal Newman is an experienced policy and programme director, leading strategic policy and technical programmes. She has a business management background, with extensive experience of working with technical specialists and leading large cross-disciplinary teams.
Ms Newman is currently the director responsible for network security policy, across telecoms and internet infrastructure sectors, in Ofcom. She is responsible for overseeing Ofcom’s’ regulatory supervisory regimes, which includes monitoring how these companies meet their security duties. She also leads Ofcom’s cyber security outcome testing scheme, called TBEST and is a member of Ofcom’s Operations Board.
Since joining Ofcom in 2010, Ms Newman has worked across multiple policy, technology and operational areas in the organisation. With her wealth of experience and knowledge, she helps to champion diversity and inclusion in cyber security and broader technical areas.
Prior to joining Ofcom, Ms Newman has worked in the transport and infrastructure sector, leading business management functions.

Wednesday 3 May

16:45 Arrival - Refreshments and Networking
17:15-18:15 The UK Telecoms Security Regime - are you ready?

Anthony Rosen, Legal Director at Bird & Bird

James Bowling, Senior Lawyer, Security and Investigatory Powers at BT

Nihal Newman, Director of Network Security, Ofcom, UK

Ashley J, Lead Telecom Security Consultant, NCSC

Malcolm Campbell, Head of Telecoms Security Policy, Department for Science, Innovation and Technology (DSIT)

18:15 Refreshments & Networking
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Event details
3rd May 2023
London, United Kingdom
Bird & Bird
12 New Fetter Lane

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