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Don't offer the general public free WiFi. NEVER share your WiFi connection unless you are aware of the law and the penalties for not following it. WiFi Foundation have gone to great lengths to ensure our legal compliance. If you’re considering offering Free Wifi to your customers you should consider reading these and speaking with a solicitor.
The Data Retention (EC Directive) Regulations 2009
Retain key statistics for 12 months. Who used the service and when?
Data Protection Act 1998
If you retain people’s details, make sure you do it legally.
Digital Economy Act 2010
Prove it was a customer that was doing something illegal – if you can’t you will have to take the flack personally.
The Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) (Amendment) Regulations 2004
If you send marketing information to individual’s email addresses – make sure you have their permission!
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WiFi Foundation Legals
Hotspot Providers: http://www.wififoundation.org/terms-and-conditions/
End Users: http://gateway.wififoundation.org/terms-and-conditions/