Tag Archives: PECR

ePrivacy reform: Privacy and electronic communications regulations (PECR) under review

By Jo Pedder, Interim Head of Policy and Engagement. While preparations for the GDPR dominate the headlines, it’s not the only change for the digital economy. As technology evolves at a phenomenal rate, the laws that govern internet-based services are … Continue reading

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“Would you like us to email you a receipt?”

By Garreth Cameron, Group manager for Business and Industry. On the surface it’s a simple question increasingly being asked by high street retailers. But sometimes this simple question doesn’t tell the full story. An e-receipt can be more convenient at … Continue reading

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Talked about marketing guidance gets update

By Steve Wood, Head of Policy Delivery. Little of the ICO’s work is more talked about than our regulation of marketing calls, texts and emails. From the Which? taskforce to the media investigations into charity fundraising, direct marketing is certainly … Continue reading

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Be wary of public Wi-Fi

By Simon Rice, Group Manager for Technology. If you’re among the many who make use of free Wi-Fi services in our shops, hotels, train stations and airports, you may have noticed how different the sign-up process can be – ranging … Continue reading

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ICO investigating charity data sharing

By Christopher Graham, Information Commissioner The reports in the Daily Mail about data sharing in the charity sector are clearly concerning. We’ve launched an investigation to work out exactly what has happened, and if the law’s been broken then we … Continue reading

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The questions (and answers) you need to know about tougher laws on nuisance calls

By Christopher Graham, Information Commissioner At the ICO’s data protection practitioner’s conference this week we’ve been celebrating the success of our long campaign to change the law on nuisance calls and spam texts. Last week the government announced that it … Continue reading

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An effective regulator needs effective powers

By Steve Eckersley, Head of Enforcement. Sometimes the simplest statements are the strongest: to be an effective regulator the ICO needs effective powers. This is especially true when it comes to battling the complex and continuing problem of tackling nuisance … Continue reading

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ICO blog: More progress in fight against cold calls and spam texts

They say a week’s a long time in politics, but eight weeks feels like a lifetime in our work to target unwanted marketing calls and texts. That’s how long it’s been since I last blogged on the subject, and in … Continue reading

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‘Top five myths’ of unwanted marketing calls and texts

Tackling companies who break the rules around unwanted marketing calls and texts remains a priority for the ICO. People hate the way these nuisance calls intrude on their privacy. In the last twelve months we’ve had more than 190,000 reports … Continue reading

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