Individual Directors and not only their organisation to be liable from Spring 2017 for breaches of the Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) Regulations 2003

Matt Hancock MP Minister of State for Digital and Culture has said that the Government would be joining forces with the ICO and other organisations to tackle nuisance calls.

From Spring 2017 firm directors can be find up to £500,000 by the ICO if they are found in breach of the to be amended Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) Regulations (SI 2003/2426). Where the company has multiple directors then each company director will be liable for the fine on top of any fine for their organisation.

The ICO welcomes the intended changes.