Believe it or not, tree felling is a legally controlled activity. The Forestry Act 1967 creates the legal framework for felling trees in England and Wales. It mandates that a felling licence is required to fell all “growing”, i.e. living,...
The Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations (PECR) provide people with specific privacy rights regarding the receipt of electronic communications.
There are specific rules on marketing calls, emails, text messages, cookies, surveillance and data gathering technologies, use of customer web traffic and location data, itemised billing, and use of directory listings. There are also rules about keeping communications services secure.
PECR is due to be updated very soon. It is expected that the updated regulations will be brought in-line with the GDPR so that the two sit together harmoniously. Financial penalties for breach of PECR are also expected to be consistent with the fines under the GDPR i.e. up to 4% of your annual global turnover for the preceding financial year or £18 million – whichever is greater – for a more serious infraction.