Tag Archives: Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations

“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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Closing the back door on nuisance call directors

By Andy Curry, Enforcement Group Manager. Since the government changed the law in April 2015 to make it easier for us to fine the companies behind nuisance calls, we’ve issued more than £2.7 million in penalties. It’s a figure that … Continue reading

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Insolvency law – why rogue directors trying to avoid fines face a rocky ride

By Andy Curry, Enforcement Group Manager. In my blog of April 25, I explained that of the 19 fines we’ve issued since April 2015, we’re still actively pursuing nine that have gone into liquidation or have not paid. One of … Continue reading

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Nuisance calls – the facts behind the headlines

By Andy Curry, Enforcement Group Manager. Nuisance calls – and our action to stop them – are again in the headlines today. The government has moved to stop marketing companies from hiding behind ‘caller withheld’ numbers, while we’ve announced that … 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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Crackdown, collaboration and court action: how we’re working to stop nuisance calls

By Andy Curry, Enforcement Group Manager. Few things annoy people as much as a nuisance call. It seems most people have a story to tell about their latest experience of picking up the phone to an unwanted caller and how … 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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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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