The Phone-paid Services Authority, the organisation which regulates premium rate services, and Ofcom have announced today that regulatory responsibility will transfer to Ofcom in late 2023, subject to further DCMS approval. From that point, the PSA would cease to operate as an independent body.
This proposed transfer of regulatory responsibilities has been approved by the Ofcom board.
For full details of the story please visit the PSA website: The Future of Phonepaid services
Today PhonepayPlus has announced the new members of their Adjudication Panel.
The new panel, which comprises legally qualified and lay members, will replace the current Code Compliance Panel and make rulings independently of the PhonepayPlus executive.
The legally qualified members of the CAP are Julian Weinberg, Robin Callender Smith and Linda Lee. The lay members, who have been chosen for their experience in an adjudicatory capacity and in dealing with complex factual situations will be, Andrew Ellam, Tony Moss, Dame Elizabeth Neville, Elisabeth Ribbans, Ian Walden, Peter Wrench and Martin Wrigley. The members of the new panel have a variety of expertise across areas including: law, technology, operations, business, consumer matters and media, and include: a former President of the Law Society, a former Police Chief Constable, a Professor of Information and Communications Law and a former Managing Editor of The Guardian.
The new 14th Code of Practise comes into force on the 12th July.
Read more here about the latest adjudication: http://www.phonepayplus.org.uk/for-business/tribunal-adjudications/latest-tribunal-adjudications
Today PhonepayPlus launch their new Vulnerability guidance to help PRS providers avoid consumer harm before launching and while running a service. They designed this guidance to help you take steps in making sure your premium rate service stays compliant with the Code of Practice and maintains the reputation of the PRS industry. PPP have developed the guidance in collaboration with industry members, consumer groups and digital content providers.
To read the guidance please visit: Vulnerability Guidance