The UK government has issued a press release, unveiling new plans to levy increased fines (up to £1 million) on nuisance callers. The ICO has been given new powers to fine directors of companies, rather than just the businesses themselves, in circumstances where they fall foul of the Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulation. 

Elizabeth Denham, the Information Commissioner, stated:

“Making directors responsible will stop them ducking away from fines by putting their company into liquidation. It will stop them leaving by the back door as the regulator comes through the front door.”