UNSOLICITED MARKETING CALLS
ACTION WILL BE TAKEN AGAINST ORGANISATIONS BREACHING REGULATIONS SAY INFORMATION COMMISSIONER’S OFFICE
Na h-Eileanan an Iar SNP MP, Angus Brendan MacNeil has welcomed confirmation from the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) that investigations are ongoing into the issue of unsolicited marketing calls. Mr MacNeil recently contacted the ICO on behalf of constituents, asking for action to be taken to prevent people from being inundated by these unsolicited calls.
Angus MacNeil said:
“The ICO has confirmed that it is investigating this matter and that they will take appropriate action against organisations that breach the Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations (2003) (PECR). The ICO is aware that many people are affected by these unwanted calls, particularly vulnerable members of the community and it is good to hear that this problem is being addressed.
“The ICO tell me that they are working closely with the Telephone Preference Service to help them identify the organisations that are breaching the regulations and that they have set up a new team to tackle these breaches.
“Anyone who has any specific questions or complaints in relation to the issue of unsolicited marketing calls can contact The ICO (PECR) Enforcement manager David Clancy on 01625 545877 to discuss further.
“I hope that the ICO will be able to make progress in bringing an end to these unsolicited marketing calls.”