Updated: 01/03/2014 07:24

PDPC investigates possible breaches of DNC registry



PDPC investigates possible breaches of DNC registry


The Personal Data Protection Commission, PDPC says its investigating two complaints of possible breaches of the Do Not Call registry. 

The two complaints are related to organisations sending unsolicited text messages to registrants.

PDPC says the investigation will be completed within 90 days.

Telemarketers who flout the rules by calling numbers listed on the registry risk a maximum fine of 10 thousand dollars.

The registry which kicked in today, allows anyone to register their phone numbers and make an explicit undertaking that they do not want unsolicited calls, messages and faxes from telemarketers, except for those who already have an on-going relationship. 

Apart from that, PDPC says operations have been smooth. 

In a latest update by the commission, it says 95 organisations have submitted a total of 13 million numbers for checks against the registry. 

There are 400 thousand unique numbers registered with the registry.

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