In a clampdown on the UK’s growing illegal telemarketing, the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) issued its first monetary penalties under the Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations 2011 (PECR) in November.

Following an 18-month investigation, Christopher Niebel and Gary McNeish of Tetrus Telecoms were fined £300,000 and £140,000 respectively for distributing up to 840,000 illegal spam

The UK Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) served a monetary penalty of £50,000 on Prudential, after Pru merged accounts of two people with the same name and same date of birth five years ago. The “mix-up” in administration of two accounts culminated in tens of thousands of pounds ending up in the wrong account. Despite repeated