Telecommunications Amendment Act 2000

Link to law: http://www.bermudalaws.bm/Laws/Annual%20Laws/2000/Acts/Telecommunications%20Amendment%20Act%202000.pdf

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Telecommunications Amendment Act 2000
TELECOMMUNICATIONS AMENDMENT ACT 2000

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BERMUDA

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TELECOMMUNICATIONS AMENDMENT ACT 2000

[Date of Assent 15 December 2000]

[Operative Date 15 December 2000]

WHEREAS it is expedient to amend the Telecommunications Act
1986:

Be it enacted by The Queen's Most Excellent Majesty, by and
with the advice and consent of the Senate and the House of Assembly of
Bermuda, and by the authority of the same, as follows:

Short title
1 This Act may be cited as the Telecommunications Amendment
Act 2000.

Inserts new section 53A in Act No. 35 of 1986
2 The Telecommunications Act 1986 is amended by inserting next
after section 53 the following—

"Prohibition of callback services
53A (1) Any person who provides any callback
telecommunication service commits an offence:

Punishment on summary conviction: a fine of $50,000 or
imprisonment for 2 years or both such fine and imprisonment.

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(2) In this section—

"callback telecommunication service" means any
telecommunication service from Bermuda to a
destination outside Bermuda where such service is
not initiated, processed or billed through a
telecommunications carrier licensed in Bermuda;
and includes the telecommunication callback
services specified in the Third Schedule.

(3) The Minister may by order subject to the negative
resolution procedure replace, add to or vary the Third
Schedule.".

Inserts Third Schedule in Act No. 35 of 1986
3 The Telecommunications Act 1986 is amended by inserting next
after the Second Schedule the following—

"THIRD SCHEDULE (Section 53A(2) )

CALLBACK TELECOMMUNICATION SERVICES

(1) In this Schedule, "call" includes a communication by
telephone, facsimile, electronic or other communications
medium.

(2) Section 53A(2) includes any sequence of actions in
which—

(a) a call is made from a number in Bermuda to a
telecommunication service provider located outside
Bermuda and the provider makes a call to a number
in Bermuda or causes such a call to be made
following which a caller inputs call details;

(b) a call is made from a number in Bermuda to a
telecommunication service switch located outside
Bermuda and the switch automatically makes a call
to a number in Bermuda or causes such a call to be
made following which a caller inputs call details;

(c) a call is made from a number in Bermuda to a
telecommunication service switch located outside
Bermuda, details are given relating to the identity of
a caller in Bermuda and the location of a number in
Bermuda and the switch automatically makes a call

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to a number in Bermuda or causes such a call to be
made following which a caller inputs call details;

(d) a call is made from a number in Bermuda to a
telecommunication service switch located outside
Bermuda, call details are given and the switch makes
a call or a call attempt or causes such call or call
attempt to be made to a destination outside Bermuda
in accordance with the call details before connecting
that call with a number in Bermuda.".

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