UK spammers to be fined up to £500,000
Posted in: Spam at 23/04/2011 14:07
Spammers will be fined up to £500,000 by the UK's privacy authority for distributing unwanted marketing materials under new rules due in late May.
The regulatory powers were announced by the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) on Wednesday and will come into force when the UK's Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations (PECR) are amended on 25 May. PECR is being amended so that UK legislation conforms to the updated EU e-Privacy Directive, which also takes effect on 25 May.