The UK’s Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has cracked down on SMS spammers by fining two men penalties totalling £440,000. Tetrus Telecoms, jointly owned by Christopher Niebel and Gary McNeish, was found to have “plagued the public with millions of unlawful spam texts” over the past three years, according to the ICO.
Employees at T-Mobile’s UK operation have been identified as the culprits in the illegal sale of subscriber data affecting “many thousands of customers”.
UK phone retailer the Carphone Warehouse had its wrists slapped by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) this week for breaching the Data Protection Act. An investigation by the ICO revealed that Carphone Warehouse and sister company TalkTalk had been opening customer accounts in the wrong name and passing inaccurate information on to credit reference agencies [...]