Sep 302015
 September 30, 2015  Posted by  Breaches, Business, Non-U.S. reports:

The watchdog fined Home Energy & Lifestyle Management Ltd (HELM) £200,000 after finding it had “recklessly” breached the UK’s Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations (PECR).

“An ICO investigation discovered that HELM made over six million calls as part of a massive automated call marketing campaign offering ‘free’ solar panels,” the ICO said in a statement. “An organisation should have people’s permission, which specifically names the company concerned, in order to make automated calls, but the ICO found this wasn’t the case, with the company admitting it didn’t even know what the rules were.”


Related: ICO’s press release and monetary penalty notice.

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