Monday, April 10, 2017

Cold-calling crackdown 'to cost firms billions in fines'

Companies and charities who make nuisance calls or are careless with personal data could face fines of billions of pounds under new rules that give victims greater powers to fight back.
The new legislation is part of an EU crackdown about misuse of data and will be binding despite Brexit.
One official claims the fines will be so huge it will be a ‘game changer’.
The general data protection regulation, which will come into force next May, will improve people’s opportunities to sue companies for pestering them if the information held on them is out-of-date or unnecessary and causes distress or harm.