BT hit with fine following millions of nuisance emails

BT has been fined £77,000 for sending 4.9 million nuisance emails to customers without their permission.

An investigation by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) found that emails promoting three charity initiatives – Giving Tuesday, Stand Up to Cancer, and the BT My Donate platform – were sent without consent and were therefore against the law.

BT accepted that emails relating to two of the initiatives were unlawful but disputed that the My Donate emails constituted...

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