Nuisance calls

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.