Legal Literature detail
|Reference||P.L. & B.U.K.N. 2008, 37(Jun) 7-9|
|Country||United Kingdom||Legal Literature date||2008|
|Author||A. DRESNER||Author initial|
|Title EN||New consumer protection rules: big fines and jail for breaches||URL EN||N/A|
|Keywords||data protection, false information|
This article assesses the implications of the Consumer Protection from Unfair Trading Regulations 2008 for data protection managers and legal advisors. It comments on the banning of several direct marketing practices, and focuses on the extent to which the Regulations may herald closer cooperation between the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) and local trading standards officers (TSOs), the possible role of TSOs in helping the ICO with data protection enforcement and the education of firms, the accreditation and training of TSOs to take on data protection auditing responsibilities, and the powers of TSOs.