The Government has launched a consultation on making it easier  for the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) to fine organisations responsible for nuisance calls and texts. The proposal is to lower the threshold for the ICO to impose a monetary penalty, reducing the need for the conduct to cause “substantial damage or distress” to a lesser test of causing “annoyance, inconvenience or anxiety”. The consultation closes on 7 December.

Government news story – October 2014