Our message is that the ICO must continue to do its best to sweep up the minor and exceptional cases, now with one fewer obstacle to taking action.
There are however powerful focussed regulators able to simply BAN use of the telephone for marketing in the areas that they cover.
We propose a complete ban on cold calling in the following areas:
- Claims Management - PPI, Personal Injury and Accidents, Medical Negligence etc.
- Energy - Provision, “Switching” and the “Green Deal”, which covers home improvements.
- Financial Services - Debt Management, Payday loans, Pensions etc.