Visitors Now:
Total Visits:
Total Stories:
Profile image
By David Nuttall M.P.
Contributor profile | More stories
Story Views

Now:
Last Hour:
Last 24 Hours:
Total:

Nuisance calls

Sunday, October 23, 2016 0:11
% of readers think this story is Fact. Add your two cents.

(Before It's News)

I am delighted that after years of campaigning on the menace of nuisance calls the government are today announcing another measure to clampdown on the firms who are responsible.

Company directors and firms could face fines of up to £1 million under new Government plans aimed at tackling the scourge of nuisance calls.

From Spring 2017, directors can each be fined up to £500,000 by the Information Commissioner’s Office, if they are found to be in breach of the Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations.

Up to now only businesses have been liable for fines, many of which try to escape paying nuisance call penalties by going into liquidation only to open up again under a different name. Now in a move to tackle this issue, Government is providing the ICO with powers to hold company directors personally responsible.

Report abuse

Comments

Your Comments
Question   Razz  Sad   Evil  Exclaim  Smile  Redface  Biggrin  Surprised  Eek   Confused   Cool  LOL   Mad   Twisted  Rolleyes   Wink  Idea  Arrow  Neutral  Cry   Mr. Green

Top Stories
Recent Stories

Register

Newsletter

Email this story
Email this story

If you really want to ban this commenter, please write down the reason:

If you really want to disable all recommended stories, click on OK button. After that, you will be redirect to your options page.