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walesonline.co.uk 15 Sep, 2021 13:00 am

We Buy Any Car fined £200,000 for sending 191million emails and 3.6million texts

We Buy Any Car fined £200,000 for sending 191million emails and 3.6million texts
Sports Direct and Saga have also been punished after enough messages were sent for everyone in the UK to get five each

Between them they had instigated more than 157 million emails, the ICO said.This is against the law, the ICO said.”Getting a ping on your phone or constant unwanted messages on your laptop from a company you don’t want to hear from is frustrating and intrusive,” said the ICO head of investigations, Andy Curry.The companies relied on “indirect consent” from recipients, the ICO said, but recent rules changes have meant this is not enough.

The Information Commissioner’s Office said that it had fined We Buy Any Car £200,000 for sending 191 million emails and 3.5 million emails.

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