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    ICO warns nuisance callers as Bradford firms fined

    3rd August 2017 • NewsComments (0)

    The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has reminded companies making direct marketing calls that people registered with the Telephone Preference Service are “off limits”. The warning came as the ICO issued fines totalling £150,000 to two firms...

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    Charities named least data centric sector

    7th July 2017 • NotebookComments (0)

    The third sector has been named the least customer centric industry according to the latest Data Hygiene Report from Wilmington Millennium. The biennial survey carried out amongst the UK’s data bureaux, which ranks industry sectors according to their...

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    ICO fines could soar by 4500% post-GDPR, says Alchemetrics

    24th May 2017 • NotebookComments (0)

    To mark the one year countdown to the enforcement of GDPR new research from Alchemetrics has revealed that ICO fines could increase by 4500% following the introduction of the new legislation on May 25, 2018. In the last year (May 2016–May 2017) the ICO...

  • Big Ben

    ICO to start work on new DM and data guidelines

    27th April 2017 • NewsComments (0)

    The Information Commissioners Office will begin work on new direct marketing and data guidelines by the summer. The news comes after MPs passed Government legislation that instructs the regulator to produce a new DM and data code. The Digital Economy Bill was...

  • Information Commissioner's Office

    ICO fines eleven more charities

    6th April 2017 • NewsComments (0)

    The Information Commissioner’s Office has fined 11 charities that breached the Data Protection Act by misusing donors’ personal data. ICO investigations found many of the charities secretly screened millions of donors so they could target them for...

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    PECR breaches mean fines for Flybe and Honda

    28th March 2017 • NewsComments (0)

    Flybe and Honda have been fined a total of £83,000 by the ICO for breaking the rules about how people’s personal information should be treated when sending marketing emails. Flybe deliberately sent more than 3.3 million emails to people who had told them...

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    2017: in your words

    28th March 2017 • FeaturesComments (0)

    After another turbulent year and with plenty of significant change lying ahead, we ask the industry what they think the next year might bring for data and insight-driven marketers… GDPR Chris Combemale, CEO, DMA group “May 2018 should be a date that is in...

  • Eyebrow Cottage

    ICO spells trouble for Munee Hut

    15th March 2017 • NewsComments (0)

    A company that instructed a firm in Belize to send around 64,000 spam texts promoting loans on its behalf has been fined £20,000 by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO). Munee Hut operated out of Grade II listed Eyebrow Cottage (pictured), the...

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    Automated call strategy backfires on Media Tactics

    9th March 2017 • NewsComments (0)

    A Hampshire company that made 22 million automated nuisance calls has been given a £270,000 fine by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO), one of the largest handed down by the industry watchdog. The ICO traced the calls to Basingstoke-based Road...

  • Europe

    ICO seeks opinions on draft GDPR consent guidance

    6th March 2017 • NewsComments (0)

    The Information Commissioner’s Office has published draft guidance as to how consent must be obtained once the GDPR comes into force in May 2018. The guidance is currently out for consultation. Marketers have until March 31 to respond. The GDPR builds on...