The ICO exists to empower you through information.

PECR are not just concerned with marketing by electronic means. They also contain provisions that concern the security of public electronic communications services and the privacy of customers using communications networks or services.

Some of these provisions only apply to service providers (eg the security provisions) but others apply more widely. For example, the directories provision applies to any organisation wanting to compile a telephone, fax or email directory.

This part of the guide explains the rules on communications networks and services.