14 Sep '11, 12am

Tired of telemarketers' calls? They may be a thing of the past with proposed Do-Not-Call Registry

SINGAPORE - Weary consumers who have been receiving unsolicited calls from telemarketers may soon have the option of turning them off for good, as part of a proposed, unprecedented move to legally protect consumers' personal data. The Ministry of Information, Communications and the Arts (MICA) is seeking feedback for a proposed Do-Not-Call (DNC) Registry, which would allow consumers to register their numbers to opt out of phone calls, text messages or faxes from telemarketers. The onus, however, would fall on the telemarketers to regularly check these lists, and remove the numbers found there from their databases. For years, Members of Parliament have been fighting to have the data privacy rights of consumers legalised and the proposal is part of a larger move to form the framework for a new consumer data protection law, which is expected to be tabled in Parliament early n...

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