ICO engaging with TPR over PECR barriers to pensions communications

09/06/2022 | FT Advisor

The Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) is in talks with The Pensions Regulator over whether changes to the Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulation 2003 (PECR) are needed in order to address restrictions on pension schemes communicating helpful information with members. 

In a letter to the Work and Pensions committee chair Stephen Timms, the minister of state for media, data and digital infrastructure Julia Lopez said "Better regulatory guidance should provide the clarity that pension providers need, but if it does not have the desired effect, I would be open to exploring whether changes to the PECR legislation are needed to address unnecessary barriers to responsible data processing." 

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