The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has issued a press release warning companies believed to be using individual’s personal details to promote online gambling websites that they are being targeted. The ICO has requested that such companies explain how they use the personal data and how many texts they have sent for marketing purposes. The ICO has threatened to use its powers to demand the information in the event that companies are not forthcoming, and has reiterated its ability to issue a fine of up to £500,000.