Equifax, the credit rating agency, has been fined £500,000 by the ICO, after a data breach left the personal information of 15 million Britons exposed.

Equifax is one of the big three credit rating agencies. They keep information on all of us, so organisations such as lenders and landlords can check to see if you are financially trustworthy. Equifax controls some of our most sensitive information and a year ago we learned cyber thieves stole the private information of millions of people all over the world. In the UK the information of 15 million people was stolen and in the … Read more

AMS Marketing LTD, based in East Sussex, made 75,649 calls to people who had registered their telephone numbers on the Telephone Preference Service (TPS).

The ICO and TPS received a total of 103 complaints about the unsolicited calls between the dates of 1 October 2016 and 31 December 2017.

It is against the law to call telephone numbers registered on the TPS unless the caller has gained specific consent to make the call. The company making the call needs to be able to demonstrate they have done this by providing evidence, and the ICO were not satisfied that AMS Marketing … Read more

At Praetorian Legal we like to keep our clients informed about what is happening in the Timeshare industry, and pride ourselves on being transparent about our business. With this in mind and the recently enacted General Data Protection Regulations, we feel this is a good time to talk to you about cold-calling and what to do if you receive cold calls.

Praetorian Legal do not sell, resell or exchange of Timeshares, nor will we sell what now is referred to as alternative timeshare products. These alternative products are often points or credit schemes based on discounted holiday, travel and accommodation. … Read more

Our Vault LTD fined £70k by the Information Commissioners Office, after making 55,364 nuisance phone calls.


In a statement, the ICO said it had issued an Enforcement Notice to the company, ordering it to stop its illegal marketing activity.

Our Vault had been cold-calling people who had previously registered with the Telephone Preference Service (TPS) and had not consented to being contacted by Our Vault.

Our Vault claimed that all their personal data was checked against the register. However, following an investigation by the ICO, Our Vault were found to have never requested a TPS license. A TPS license … Read more

The raid followed public complaints from members of the public about automated calls promoting boiler and window replacement schemes.

Calls were even made to a Network Rail control centre near Fort William and as a result drivers and pedestrians were unable to check if it was safe to cross the rails at unmanned crossings.

Ken MacDonald, Head of ICO Scotland said, “these calls have caused millions of people disruption, annoyance and distress, but not only this, those made to a control centre charged with public safety may have endangered lives”.

“Companies behind nuisance calls should know that people are sick … Read more

Praetorian Legal are now Data Protection Regulated.

The Data Protection Act 1998 (the “Act”) requires every organisation that processes personal information to register with the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO), unless they are exempt. Failure to do so is a criminal offence.

Our duties under the Act apply when we are processing personal data, as do the rights of individuals in respect of that personal data. We must comply with the Act from the moment we obtain the data until the time when the data has been returned, deleted or destroyed.

Our duties extend to the way we dispose of personal … Read more