The ICO,(Information Commissioner’s Office) seeks information from 400 online gambling companies over spam texts.Online gambling providers and affiliates face probe over nuisance text messages: Investigation over claims companies are using personal details of customers
An investigation has been launched by the ICO into allegations that online gambling providers are bombarding millions of people with spam text messages and emails. There are concerns that hundreds of the gambling marketing companies are using private numbers and personal details illegally to promote online gambling websites
The Information Commissioner’s Office has warned 400 online gambling operators it believes are using personal data to promote their websites. The ICO is demanding these companies explain how they obtained people’s personal information
In a statement, the regulatory body announced it will write to companies demanding to know how they use such details and send marketing texts, including how they obtained the information and how many texts they send.