Royal Decree 424/2005, of April 15, which approves the Regulation on the conditions for the provision of electronic communications services, universal service and user protection

Exact name (in spanish): Real Decreto 424/2005, de 15 de abril, por el que se aprueba el Reglamento sobre las condiciones para la prestación de servicios de comunicaciones electrónicas, el servicio universal y la protección de los usuarios.

Current update: April 29, 2005

Approval date: April 29, 2005

Effective: Yes

Entity that promotes it: Ministry of Industry, Tourism and Commerce

Issue: Communication


“This regulation, like the law, guarantees the secrecy of communications. It incorporates the procedure for legal interceptions of communications that, in accordance with the provisions of article 579 of The Criminal Procedure Law in Organic Law 2/2002, of May 6, regulating prior judicial control of the National Intelligence Center, and other regulations with the rank of organic law, may be ordered by the judicial authority. The technical requirements and operational so that such judicial requirements are conveniently attended to by electronic communications operators.

The other rights of users of electronic communications services are also regulated, in aspects such as the content of contracts between end users and operators, the right to disconnect certain services, the right to compensation for the interruption of the service or the procedure for its suspension or interruption in situations of non-payment by subscribers.”

Geographic scope of application: Spain

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