Post Tagged with: "Do-Not-Call"

CRTC Issues First Notices of Violation of Do-Not-Call List

The CRTC has filed its first two notices of violation under the do-not-call list.  The Commission says that it will not name the two companies if they pay the applicable fine.

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July 8, 2009 4 comments Must Reads

Liberal MP Says More Work Needed on Do-Not-Call

Liberal MP Brian Murphy criticizes the Canadian do-not-call list, noting the need for co-operation with the United States on international telemarketing.

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June 18, 2009 1 comment Must Reads

CRTC Claims Misuse of Do-Not-Call List An Urban Myth

CRTC Chair Konrad von Finckenstein delivered a speech this week in which he challenged reports that the do-not-call list is being misused.  Von Finckenstein stated that: I would like to take this opportunity to deflate an urban myth that has emerged about misuse of the list. There have been allegations […]

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June 17, 2009 15 comments Must Reads

Electronic Commerce Protection Act Headed To Committee Following Odd Debate

The Electronic Commerce Protection Act (Bill C-27) is headed for committee review following two days of rather strange debate in the House of Commons last Thursday and Friday.  What was ensued was alternately predictable and bizarre.  The predictable part was the all-party support for anti-spam legislation.  MPs from all four parties talked about the need for anti-spam legislation, how it was long overdue, it is costly, it undermines confidence, etc.

The bizarre part was the discussion on the bill's implications for the do-not-call list.  As I wrote soon after the bill was introduced, buried at the very end are provisions that kill the do-not-call list.  Given the problems associated with the list, moving toward an opt-in approach (rather than DNCL's opt-out) could be a good thing.  Yet the government seems determined to deny that the bill lays the groundwork to kill the list.

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May 12, 2009 4 comments News

Do-Not-Call List Backfires

The Times & Transcript covers the problems with the National Do-Not-Call list.

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May 11, 2009 1 comment Must Reads