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October 25, 2021
The PSA says that the new Code will enable a new approach to regulation that will raise standards, prevent harm, be simpler to comply with, and be underpinned by smarter enforcement.
The PSA has made a number of changes to the Code that it originally consulted on, including:
- amending the wording to some Standards to add clarity and give further certainty;
- removing the requirement for an annual re-opt for subscriptions and replacing it with an annual subscription reminder;
- re-introducing the SKIP function for recurring donations; and
- replacing reference to phone-paid transactions only occurring over “correctly validated HTTPS connections” to “correctly validated and encrypted connections”.
Ofcom has approved the new Code (Code 15), which will come into force on 5 April 2022. To read the PSA’s press release in full and to access the new Code, click here. To read Ofcom’s statement of approval, click here.