13 Sep '11, 8am

Mica is seeking the public's views on a Do-Not-Call Registry to allow consumers to opt-out of telemarketing calls,SMSes

Mica is seeking the public's views on a Do-Not-Call Registry to allow consumers to opt-out of telemarketing calls,SMSes

The Ministry for Information, Communications and the Arts (Mica) is seeking views on a proposed national Do-Not-Call Registry to allow consumers to opt-out of all unsolicited telemarketing calls or SMS messages. -- PHOTO: THE NEW PAPER By Irene Tham The next time you receive a call from people trying to sell you things, you can be sure it is not from an unknown telemarketer who got your contact details without your knowledge. This is when a new consumer data-protection law kicks in - which could be as early as next year. On Tuesday, the Government launched its first public consultation on the proposed Consumer Data Protection law, providing details for the first time. Background story Feedback sought on proposed consumer data protection framework Details of the proposed DP framework are available on the website at www.mica.gov.sg/dpconsultation . Members of the public are ...

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