Consultation item

PECR 2003 - Proposal to lower legal threshold for enforcement (DCMS) - TSI response - December 2014

TSI response (PDF 353KB). TSI response to the consultation "Proposal to lower the legal threshold for enforcement of the Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) Regulations 2003 ("PECR"), for regulations 19-24, to tackle unsolicited direct marketing calls and SMS text messages". TSI believes that so-called nuisance calls are a conduit for serious and organised crime, negligent business activity, and aggressive trading practices to target consumers, especially the vulnerable. TSI believes that the threshold for enforcement of the regulations should be lowered - indeed, some have suggested that it should be removed altogether.