PSA publishes new Code and statement
The Phone-paid Services Authority (PSA) today publishes a new Code of Practice and accompanying Statement. The new Code (Code 15) will come into force on 5 April 2022.
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.
We have made a number of changes to the Code that we 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
- replacing reference to phone-paid transactions only occurring over “correctly validated HTTPS connections” to “correctly validated and encrypted connections”.
To see the statement, consultation responses and new Code of Practice, click here.