European Data Protection Digest

Companies Face Enforcement after Breaching Rules

PRIVACY LAW—UK

March 26, 2010

The Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) has served two UK security companies enforcement notices for violating Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations (PECR). Direct Response Security Systems and SAS Fire and Security Systems both received notices for making unsolicited marketing calls to customers even after some complained, according to an ICO press release. The complaints alleged that the individuals had received promotional calls despite having registered with the Telephone Preference Service. "Companies who flout the law and continue to target individuals...will face action from the ICO," said the ICO's Sally-Anne Poole. Direct Response has appealed the notice.
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