ResourcesMarch 31, 2022UK ICO imposes a fine on a corporation that sent thousands of spam digital marketing text messages

H&L Business Consulting was fined 80,000 GBP by the British Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) for sending thousands of unsolicited marketing text messages. H&L was discovered to have sent 378,538 spam marketing messages between January and July 2020, resulting in over 300 complaints. The communications offered a “government-backed” debt management organisation that the Financial Conduct Authority had not approved. H&L was also served with an enforcement notice from the ICO, ordering it to stop sending illegal direct marketing SMS. Find the ICO news here.