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Superior Style Home Improvements fined and issued with enforcement notice
The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has fined a Swansea double-glazing company £150,000 for making nuisance calls.
Superior Style Home Improvements Ltd called people over an 11 month period whose numbers were registered with the Telephone Preference Service (TPS) and who had not given their consent to receive them. The ICO has also issued an Enforcement Notice warning them to stop making the calls.
Dave Clancy, of the ICO’s investigations team said:
”Companies engaged in this illegal activity should take note, we will take action against those that continue to disregard the law around electronic marketing via phone calls, emails and text messages. These cause a real nuisance - and often distress – to people who don’t want to receive them. Company directors should also be aware that they can now be made personally liable for fines that we issue.”
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