Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) Regulations 2003

Department for Culture Media and Sport written question – answered on 11th June 2015.

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Photo of Kerry McCarthy Kerry McCarthy Shadow Minister (Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs)

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, when he plans to bring forward legislative proposals to amend the Privacy and Electronic Communication Regulations; and when consultation on those proposals will begin.

Photo of Ed Vaizey Ed Vaizey Minister of State for Culture and the Digital Economy (Jointly with Department for Business, Innovation and Skills), Minister of State for Culture and the Digital Economy (Jointly with Department for Culture Media and Sport)

The Government is currently considering whether to amend the Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) Regulations 2003 (PECR) in order to implement measures to further tackle nuisance calls. There are legal and policy implications in progressing such measures, which we will carefully consider before issuing a consultation or determining the means by which they could be implemented. We remain committed to tackling nuisance calls and intend to build on the effective policies introduced over recent years to protect consumers, such as changes made to PECR earlier this year to enable the Information Commissioner's Office to take enforcement action more easily. We will advance any further measures as quickly as possible and consult in the usual way.

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