Which? executive director, Richard Lloyd said:
“The ICO is right to hit companies with hefty fines for bombarding people with nuisance calls, especially when they fail to listen to previous warnings.
“We must see a crackdown on nuisance calls, particularly in Scotland where we found nine in ten people receive nuisance calls. We’d like to see all parties step up and make manifesto commitments to tackle this modern day menace.”
- Which? research between 11th and 19th November 2015 found that nearly nine in 10 (85%) want the Scottish Government to crackdown on nuisance calls and a similar number (87%) want the Westminster Government to take action.
- Our research in Scotland also found nine in 10 (90%) people want to see the director of a company to be held personally accountable and fined if the firm makes calls without the necessary permission.