Legal and security implications of offering public WiFi
Businesses which give out their WiFi password are putting their network at risk and ideally should provide a separate and secure system for guest WiFi. Purple not only provide a secure login process but also separates the business WiFi from the guest WiFi, thus protecting your private network and EPOS systems.
There are also various obligations of being a public WiFi provider, which may vary slightly country by country across the globe.
Public WiFi providers need to be aware of their obligations under the Data Protection Act 1998, whenever personal data is collected or processed about individuals. Purple stores this data in line with the requirements of the act and are registered with the Information Commissioner’s Office.
Ensure you are compliant with public WiFi legislation
Provide a separate and secure network for guest WiFi access
With content filtering you will be IWF (Internet Watch Foundation) compliant
Protect your corporate network and EPOS systems
Prove that you have taken reasonable steps to prevent copyright infringement
Data is stored in line with the Data Protection Act and Data Retention Regulations
The Data Retention (EC Directive) Regulations 2009 assists in the prevention and detection of organised crime and terrorism. It is best practice for service providers to retain certain communications data. Purple stores this data in line with the requirements of the regulation on secure third party Amazon web servers.
Illegal online activity
The Digital Economy Act 2010 targets online copyright infringement by end users, covering illegal or inappropriate downloading and file sharing. Purple helps you to prove that you have taken steps to try to prevent copyright infringement, as users have to both register and accept terms and conditions which cover inappropriate use. Content filtering is also available as an additional license.