Alistar Green Legal Services Ltd fined £80,000 by ICO
Article added: 31/01/2019
Another new business breaks the rules, get’s fined.
Alistar Green Legal Services Ltd was registered with Companies House in October 2016. By March 2017 both the ICO and TPS were receiving complaints from consumers about calls they had received.
No business commences trading on day 1, so in all likelihood, they would have started trading a few months later. That would mean that the business started to get complaints almost immediately. That’s not a good way to start any business
Alistar Green Legal does not appear to operate a website which seems to be more common sight with companies receiving fines lately. It’s as if they would rather not be found?
During a four month period between 13th March 2017 and 18th July 2017 a total of 213 complaints were received from people registered on the TPS.
The company blamed the complaints on new dialler manager who, they claim, did not inform them of any issues for fear of losing his job.
The ICO criticised the company for failing to have agreements in place with their suppliers, which is not a legal requirement. The ICO are doing this so much so that you’d think they’d make it law or else stop making an issue of it!
Alistar Green Legal Srvs Ltd
TPS Services Vince Costa-Barnett said:
“It’s incredibly difficult to know whether or not the company tried very hard at all to screen their data against the TPS.
If I were being cynical, I’d say that a business that starts up, gets complaints almost immediately and doesn’t operate a public face on any web platform (that I can find) is looking to keep its head down and that’s not a good mix if we’re supposed to believe that they genuinely meant to screen their data before making those calls.“
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