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Daily Telegraph fined £30000 for emails urging readers to vote Tory

Published 22/12/2015

ICO found that none of the subscribers had given specific consent
ICO found that none of the subscribers had given specific consent

The Daily Telegraph newspaper has been fined £30,000 by the Information Commissioner’s Office after it sent hundreds of thousands of emails on the day of the general election urging readers to vote Conservative.

The ICO found that Telegraph Media Group broke direct marketing rules when it issued the letter from Chris Evans, Daily Telegraph editor, which was attached to the paper’s morning ebulletin.

The ICO found that none of the subscribers had given specific consent to receive that kind of marketing, a requirement under the Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations.

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