Tag Archives: nuisance calls

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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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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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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Four things that could change if it’s easier to fine firms behind nuisance calls and texts

By Christopher Graham, Information Commissioner. The government has today announced that it wants to make it easier for the ICO to fine companies that make nuisance calls or send spam text messages. But what could that mean in practice?

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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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eBay attack is ‘wake-up call to all of us’

By Christopher Graham, Information Commissioner. On Wednesday, eBay wrote to us to tell us they believed a cyberattack had compromised a database of customer information. We’re actively looking at this situation, with a view to launching a formal investigation. On … Continue reading

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