£80k fine and enforcement notice for TPS and consent infringements by funeral plan firm

fine for TPS breach

The ICO has fined a funeral plan firm (Avalon Direct Ltd), £80,000 for breaches of the Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations 2003 (PECR) for failure to meet the requirements relating to cold calling (unsolicited phone calls). In the case, Avalon, had used call data from a third-party to call up over 52,000 people who were registered …

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ICO fine pregnancy and parenting club £400k for unlawful sharing of member data

400k fine for Bounty

Bounty (UK) Limited have been fined £400,000 by the ICO for unlawfully sharing personal data with third-parties. Whilst the data subjects were asked to opt into receiving third-party marketing materials, it was not made clear that Bounty may also share their data with other types of business. As well as operating as a pregnancy and …

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£120k fine for TV company for data protection breaches at maternity clinic

tv production company fined by ico

The ICO has issued a fine of £120,000 to True Visions Productions for breaches of data protection legislation. The case involves the company recording patients at a maternity clinic at a Cambridge hospital. They set up CCTV style cameras to record patients in the clinics. None of the footage that was recorded was viewed by any …

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ICO fines Vote Leave for marketing consent failings

ICO fines vote leave for marketing consent failings

Vote Leave has been fined £40,000 by the ICO for sending over 196,000 unsolicited text messages in the run up to the 2016 Brexit referendum. The enforcement has been actioned as a breach of the Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations (PECR) which regulate (amongst other things) direct marketing activities. Specifically PECR requires organisations to have …

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£120k fines highlight need for the right consents and clear privacy statements

ico fines for pecr breaches

In three separate but connected cases the ICO has fined Leave.EU £60k and Eldon Insurance £60k for Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations (PECR) offences relating to unsolicited emails. The cases had come to light during the ICO’s investigation in the use of personal data and analytics by political campaigns, whereby it was observed a clear …

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