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One could try keeping a loud whistle by the phone!

The government’s Nuisance Calls Taskforce formally set out its recommendations to help tackle the problem of unwanted calls & texts last week.

Responding to the publication of the report ICO Head of Policy, Steve Wood, said:  “We welcome the publication of the report from the Which? taskforce and the recommendations put forward to tackle the problem of nuisance calls ….. our office has been keen to highlight the importance of organisations following good practice when collecting and using personal information for marketing purposes.

“We have published detailed guidance to help legitimate marketing companies stay on the right side of the law and we will continue to work with the industry and other regulators to improve compliance.  We are also working with the government to enable our office to use our fining powers more effectively, so we can issue a penalty at an early stage where it is clear a company is knowingly making nuisance calls in breach of the law.”

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