Registrations in Do Not Call Registry starts today
From today, consumers who do not wish to receive telemarketing messages can register their Singapore telephone numbers with the Do Not Call (DNC) Registry for free.
Consumers can list their telephone numbers in any or all of the three DNC Registers for voice calls, text messages and faxes through the DNC website atwww.dnc.gov.sg.
They can also do so via SMS or a toll-free phone number 1800 248 0772.
Under the requirements of the Personal Data Protection Act 2012 (PDPA), local and overseas organisations must check with the DNC Registry to ensure that the Singapore telephone numbers that they are sending telemarketing messages to are not listed in the DNC Registry.
In preparation for the official launch of the Registry on the 2nd of January, access to the Registry will be closed to organisations from 26th of December to 1st of January of next year.
Consumers who register from now till 2 July 2014 may still receive telemarketing messages for up to 60 days after registration.
Consumers who register after 2 July 2014 may still receive telemarketing messages for up to 30 days.
This initial 60-day and subsequent 30-day timeframe is to give organisations time to familiarise themselves with the requirements of the DNC registry.
While registrations with the DNC Registry do not expire, consumers can deregister at any time.
Non-telemarketing messages such as those relating to surveys and customer service are excluded from the scope of the DNC Registry.
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