ICO Fines Heating Co. For Nuisance Calls

Law360, London (August 2, 2019, 6:16 PM BST) -- The U.K.'s privacy watchdog slapped a boiler replacement company with a £160,000 ($194,000) fine after discovering it made thousands of illegal cold calls to customers.

The heating company, called Making It Easy, made over a million marketing calls in an eight-month period between May and December 2018, according to the Information Commissioner’s Office. Some of these were legal, but the majority — around 850,000 — were made to people who had opted not to receive cold calls.

It is illegal to make calls to people who had signed up to this register, known as the Telephone Preference Service, for more than...

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