Backing Mike Crockart MP’s Private Members’ Bill which aims to change the laws around how personal data is used and to give regulators more powers to tackle companies which breaks the rules, Which? executive director Richard Lloyd said:
“People are sick and tired of being bombarded with nuisance calls and texts. The current system is failing the public and given the scale of this problem, it’s time for the Government to step in.
“We urgently need to see a new approach, new laws and new technology to tackle this scourge on people’s lives. We hope MPs get behind this bill to strengthen the law on consent and put people back in control of their personal data.”
The Which? Calling Time roadshow will be in Glasgow’s Silverburn Centre from the 21st to 23rd June.
Consumers can also pledge their support for the Calling Time campaign at www.which.co.uk/campaigns/nuisance-calls-and-texts
NOTES TO EDITORS
Which? launched the Calling Time on Nuisance Calls and Texts campaign in March 2013. It has received almost 62,000 votes of support from consumers so far.
The Which? Calling Time roadshow is currently touring the country inviting consumers to express their frustration with nuisance calls and texts. The roadshow will visit Glasgow’s Silverburn Centre from Friday 21st June to Sunday 23rd June and has already been to Milton Keynes, Manchester and Cardiff.