Which? response to the ICO issuing fines for nuisance calls
In response to the Information Commissioner’s Office issuing fines to two companies for PPI nuisance calls, Which? executive director, Richard Lloyd, said:
“Thousands of people have told us they are sick and tired of being bombarded with nuisance calls and texts, so it’s good to see the Information Commissioner’s Office doing more to punish companies who are breaking the rules.
“Given the scale of this problem, it’s time for the Government and telecoms providers to step in too, with new laws and new technology to tackle this scourge on people’s everyday lives. The ICO and other regulators must be given more power to properly police how our personal data is used, so we can call time on 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.