Nuisance caller firms face fines up to £17.5MILLION and ICO will get new powers


Nuisance caller firms face fines up to £17.5MILLION and ICO will get new powers to punish unanswered calls in ‘much-needed clampdown’ to protect the vulnerable

  •  ICO got 130,000 complaints last year about unwanted calls and messages
  •  £2.8 million in fines was issued and £400,000 for preying on vulnerable elderly 
  •  Maximum fine for nuisance calls is to be raised from £500,000 to £17.5 million
  •  1.5 billion nuisance calls last year, equivalent to around 9,000 calls a minute



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