Updated: 02/14/2014 20:37

PDPC investigated 1,500 Do No Call registry complaints



PDPC investigated 1,500 Do No Call registry complaints

The Personal Data Protection Commission, PDPC, says it's looking to prosecute a company in court for continued breaches of the Do Not Call Registry. 

It says this company has continued to send multiple unsolicited telemarketing messages to numbers listed in the DNC Registry despite being notified by the PDPC. 

PDPC has also offered to compound the offences against at least two other organisations for between $500 and $1,000. 

And more than a hundred other organisations have been issued warnings. 

The PDPC says more fines and notices of warning will be issued over the next few weeks. 

In an update on the action it has taken since the Do Not Call Registry provisions came into effect at the start of the year, the PDPC says it has investigated about 1,500 valid complaints involving 580 organisations for breaching the provisions. 

These companies come from a range of sectors from private education to insurance and telecommunications. 

PDPC says it'll continue to closely monitor compliance with the DNC provisions and will not hesitate to take any necessary enforcement action against errant organisations. 

It'll also be holding more workshops and briefings to help organisations develop personal data protection capabilities and build on their knowledge of the DNC compliance.

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