The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has issued two monetary penalty notices (a total of £150,000) on two separate companies in one week, for making direct sales and marketing telephone calls in contravention of the Privacy Regulations 2003.

The Department of Culture Media and Sport launched a consultation on requiring direct marketing callers to provide Calling Line Identification (CLI) (i.e. a telephone number that represents the person making a call). A proposal change to the Privacy Regulations would require callers not to withhold CLI when making or instigating live or automated direct marketing calls.

Please note that the above does not constitute legal advice.