After pleading guilty to two counts of unsolicited marketing calls to citizens who had previously expressed a desire to be left alone by the organization, Irish telecommunications company Yourtel Limited was today found guilty by the Dublin Metropolitan District Court and required to pay 2,500 euros per call, as well as the costs associated with the trial, the Office of the Data Protection Commissioner (ODPC) for Ireland released in a statement emailed to The Privacy Advisor.
The ODPC’s Assistant Commissioner Tony Delaney provided unspecified evidence, the report states.
The result was “welcomed” by Data Protection Commissioner Helen Dixon. "Today's proceedings represent another successful prosecution brought by the Data Protection Office for electronic marketing offences,” Dixon said. “While the number of complaints from individuals regarding breaches of the marketing regulations has started to decrease, it is clear there are still offenders ─ companies like Yourtel Limited ─ flouting the law by breaching the privacy rights of individuals. My Office remains committed to pursuing these organizations."
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