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BT Group fined for five million spam emails

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Postby idpickering » June 20th, 2018, 1:14 pm

BT has been fined £77,000 by the Information Commissioner's Office, after it sent nearly five million nuisance emails to customers.

The investigation found that the telecoms company did not have customers' consent for such direct marketing.

The 4.9 million emails, sent between December 2015 and November 2015, promoted three charities.

BT said it was "disappointed" by the ICO's decision to impose a fine.


https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-44546626

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Re: BT Group fined for five million spam emails

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Postby PinkDalek » June 20th, 2018, 1:20 pm

idpickering wrote:
BT has been fined £77,000 by the Information Commissioner's Office, after it sent nearly five million nuisance emails to customers.

The investigation found that the telecoms company did not have customers' consent for such direct marketing.

The 4.9 million emails, sent between December 2015 and November 2015, promoted three charities.

BT said it was "disappointed" by the ICO's decision to impose a fine.


https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-44546626



Beeb inaccuracy. The ICO news shows emails were sent between December 2015 and November 2016

https://ico.org.uk/about-the-ico/news-a ... am-emails/


Doubt it will impact on the dividend though.

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Re: BT Group fined for five million spam emails

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Postby monabri » June 20th, 2018, 6:54 pm

I like it when the CFO buys shares.

"FTSE 100-listed telecommunications giant BT Group said that Chief Financial Officer Simon Lowth bought GBP297,654 worth of shares."
Lowth acquired 139,744 shares at 213 pence each."


source
http://www.londonstockexchange.com/exch ... 56300.html


I'm not worried about getting the odd email from BT but I do wish they would stop all these nuisance phone calls. They could quite easily rig up a system where if say, 100 (?) people/separate landline numbers reported the number it would get suspended. The fine is a smack on the wrist but it is "waste".

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Re: BT Group fined for five million spam emails

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Postby tjh290633 » June 20th, 2018, 9:01 pm

The trouble with that is that most of the numbers seem to be fictitious.

TJH


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