ICO enforcement notices
Published 1 January 2016
What does this cover?
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The ICO issued an enforcement notice against Aurangzeb Iqbal for making unsolicited marketing calls in breach of PECR. The ICO found that aggressive and misleading practices were in operation at Iqbal's firm (t/a the Hearing Clinic). Iqbal's communications, which concerned canvassing for potential industrial illness claims, received over 1,000 complaints between the ICO and the Telephone Preference Service.
What action could be taken to manage risks that may arise from this development?
Organisations should ensure that marketing activities are conducted in compliance with the DPA and PECR.