Sep 15, 2021

Firms fined over 'frustrating' nuisance messages

The three firms were fined a total of £495,000 for sending hundreds of millions of emails and texts. None of the firms had obtained permission to send the marketing, the Information Commissioner's Office said. We Buy Any Car was fined £200,000 for sending more than 191 million emails in the year from April 2019 to people who had asked for an online valuation of their car. The first emails that We Buy Any Car sent were within the law, the ICO said, but follow-up marketing emails were sent without consent. The firms commissioned third-party firms between November 2018 and May 2019 to send more than 156 million emails.

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