R (on the application of Ordanduu GmbH and another) v Phonepayplus Ltd

Telecommunications – Regulatory bodies. The claimants sought judicial review of actions taken by the defendant for breaches of the PhonepayPlus Code of Practice (the Code). The Administrative Court, in allowing the application, held that the defendant's actions had been unlawful and unfair. They had not complied with art 3 of Directive (EC) 2000/31, in particular, because the measures had been disproportionate in that they had gone beyond the least restrictive means necessary to achieve the objective of protecting customers. The claim would be transferred to the Queen's Bench Division for issues of causation and quantification of damages to be determined.

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