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, 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
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