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Key Dates

Consultation and draft regulations issued on 20 July 2018.

Consultation period ended on 17 August 2018.

The draft Privacy and Electronic Communications (Amendment) Regulations 2018 expected to be laid before Parliament in autumn 2018.


The government is consulting  on regulations  which will prohibit cold calling in relation to pensions unless the caller is regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) or the Pensions Regulator and one of the following applies:

The Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) is to be responsible for enforcement of the ban of cold calling, using the powers it already has to enforce the requirements of the Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) Regulations 2003 (PECR), including to fine offenders up to £500,000.

Date Accessed: 03/12/2021