In an ongoing effort to tackle nuisance calls, the UK government has signalled its intention to make company directors directly liable for breaches of the Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations (PERC) carried out by their firms. These fines will be in addition to any fines ordered against the firm itself.
Deemed a growing problem that, in particular, targets elderly and vulnerable sections of society, the Minister of State for Digital and Culture Matt Hancock emphasised that the new amendment will hand the ICO more agile and robust punitive powers.
“We have joined forces with consumer groups and regulators, such as the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO), to stop nuisance callers. It used to be the case that the ICO had to prove a nuisance call had caused ‘substantial damage or substantial distress.’ Not anymore.”
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