£80,000 for making calls to 84,347 numbers registered with the TPS

Published on: 2nd November 2018

Secure Home Systems have been fined by the ICO under data protection regulations (PECR and DPA/GDPR) for making over 80,000 unsolicited calls to people who had opted into the Telephone Preference Service and explicitly expressed their wish to NOT receive marketing / cold calls via the telephone.

The contacting of individuals is highly protected under the Data Protection Act 2018 and PECR, and the ICO has been extremely clear and definite in enforcing this legislation.

The report indicates that though Secure Home Systems Ltd bought the data from sources that they believed had screened for TPS status, the ICO did not consider they had done this with adequate due diligence, and didn't screen their data against the TPS register before using it themselves.

Clear consent must be received for individuals to receive marketing and advertising calls from businesses and organisations.

You can real more on the judgment here: https://ico.org.uk/action-weve-taken/enforcement/secure-home-systems-ltd/

PYXI GDPR Team: 2nd Nov 2018 08:16:00