Updated: 05/23/2014 19:51

Tuition agency and director taken to court for breaching Do Not Call requirements



Tuition agency and director taken to court for breaching Do Not Call requirements

A tuition agency and its director will be charged for breaching the "Do Not Call" or DNC requirements. 

The Personal Data Protection Commission, PDPC, says it received many complaints relating to unsolicited telemarketing messages allegedly sent by "Star Zest Home Tuition" to phone numbers registered with the DNC Registry. 

Both the tuition agency and its director will be charged in the State Courts on the 4th of June. 

Each of them faces up to 37 charges under the Personal Data Protection Act. 

Any person or organisation found guilty of the offence of sending telemarketing messages to Singapore telephone numbers without checking the DNC Registry will be liable to a fine of up to S$10,000 per message sent. 

The commission says it has conducted investigations on 3,700 valid complaints against 630 organisations since the DNC provisions took effect on the 2nd of January. 

These organisations are from sectors such as property, tuition and insurance. 

Complaints relating to suspected unlicensed money-lending activities have also been received. 

These have been referred to the Police.

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