New legislation has given Ofcom the power to share information on nuisance calls with other regulatory bodies, including the ICO. The Communications Act 2003 (Disclosure of Information) Order 2014 is part of the government’s wider action plan to tackle nuisance calls. Removal of the restrictions on information sharing is intended to help reduce the number of nuisance calls made. As well as the ICO, Ofcom may also share information with the FCA.

The Communications Act 2003 (Disclosure of Information)Order 2014, July 2014