To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, pursuant to the Answer of on 8 November 2021 to Question 71330 on Ofcom: Recruitment, how many staff on a FTE basis Ofcom has employed to support its duties under the Telecoms Security Bill as at 6 April 2021.
19 November 2021
The Ofcom security budget for this financial year has been increased by £4.6 million. This funding will allow Ofcom to more than double the number of staff working on telecoms security by April 2022 by hiring around 30 FTE. This includes hiring a multi-skilled team including technical, enforcement and legal experts.