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Europe Data Protection Digest | ICO fines UK company 40,000 GBP for spam texts Related reading: CJEU advocate general opinion says exam script is personal data

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The U.K.'s Information Commissioner’s Office has fined Monevo Limited 40,000 GBP for sending 44,172 "unsolicited marketing texts" within three months, the ICO reports. The ICO received 130 complaints last summer regarding the texts. “Nobody wants to be bombarded with text messages they didn’t agree to receive," said ICO Head of Enforcement Steve Eckersley said. “That’s why the law is clear. Businesses must be able to confirm that people have given their permission to receive text messages or emails — and they must have the evidence to prove it.” An ICO investigation further discovered that Monevo's telemarketing affiliate had received the information for the spam texts from "competition and money saving websites" with vague privacy notices, the press release adds.
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