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Junk Faxes

Volume 593: debated on Thursday 3 September 1998

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asked Her Majesty's Government:What proposals they have to deal with the nuisance and cost of junk faxes, used to send unsolicited advertising material to domestic premises. [HL3052]

The DTI will shortly be carrying out a public consultation on draft Regulations to implement the Telecoms Data Protection Directive (97/66/EC). The Directive requires that unsolicited direct marketing faxes to natural persons should not be allowed without the consent of the recipient.