Nuisance Calls: Will the Threat of Increased Fines of up to £17.5m Finally Bring an End to Them?

Posted in : Supplementary Articles NI on 18 May 2023
Aisling Byrne
A&L Goodbody LLP
Issues covered: Nuisance Calls; ICO; Fines

Aisling Byrne, Partner, and Emma Woods, Solicitor, from A&L Goodbody LLP update us on the latest discussion surrounding nuisance calls.

The current maximum fine of £500,000 for nuisance calls and texts is clearly not acting as a sufficient deterrent. The telecoms regulator, Ofcom, has estimated that some 41 million people in the UK may have received nuisance calls, text messages and emails during the summer of 2022 alone. In a bid to tackle unsolicited calls, the current draft of the Data Protection and Digital Information Bill ("the Bill") will increase fines for nuisance calls and texts to GDPR and Data Protection Act levels, which is either 4% of global turnover or £17.5m, whichever

Already a subscriber?

Click here to login and access the full article.

Don't miss out, register today!

Are you fully aware of the benefits of Legal-Island's Employment Law Update Service? We help hundreds of people like you understand how the latest changes in employment law impact on your business.

Help understand the ramifications of each important case from NI, GB and Europe

24/7 access to all the content in the Legal Island Vault for research case law and HR issues

Ensure your organisation’s policies and procedures are fully compliant with NI law

Receive free preliminary advice on workplace issues from the employment team at Worthingtons Solicitors

Already a subscriber, now or Register

This article is correct at 18/05/2023

The information in this article is provided as part of Legal-Island's Employment Law Hub. We regret we are not able to respond to requests for specific legal or HR queries and recommend that professional advice is obtained before relying on information supplied anywhere within this article.

Aisling Byrne
A&L Goodbody LLP

The main content of this article was provided by Aisling Byrne. Contact telephone number is +44 28 9072 7525 or email

View all articles by Aisling Byrne