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ICO Set To Penalize Illegal Marketers

PRIVACY LAW—UK

October 3, 2012

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has announced it is set to issue two monetary penalties totaling more than £250,000 to illegal marketers for distributing millions of unsolicited spam texts. According to an ICO press release, the actions of the two individuals violate the Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations (PECR). The ICO said the marketers have 28 days to respond and prove compliance with the PECR. ICO Director of Operations Simon Entwisle said, “we are already working to identify other individuals and companies involved in these unlawful practices.” Entwisle has also released a blog post on the agency’s work in this area.
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