Calling Line Identification Requirement
The Government announced this week that it was bringing before Parliament a change in the Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations 2003 to compel Direct Marketers to present a CLI when making outbound calls. It is likely the legislation will be in effect over the Summer.
At this stage, it is not thought that the requirement to provide a CLI will apply to non UK companies operating overseas, however, it will apply to established companies based outside of the UK making calls on behalf of UK companies. It is not thought that the requirement extends to those situations where there are privacy concerns, such as calls from hospitals, GPs and lawyers etc.
The complete documentation from the Government's Department for Culture, Media and Sport is available for download at https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/requiring-direct-marketing-callers-to-provide-calling-line-identification
If you have any questions or concerns about what this could mean for you, please email me directly or contact one of the Ciptex Team.