The Canadian Marketing Association responds to this week's column on the iOptOut service with a letter to the editor professing its support for the national do-not-call list (though notably not for the public's right to opt-out without first receiving a phone call).
Update: The CMA's John Gustavson responds to an open letter responding to his letter to the editor, acknowledging that PIPEDA gives Canadians the right to opt-out of further telemarketing regardless of the exemptions found in the do-not-call list.
Yeah, right. I bet we end up with lots of corrupted databases, so that they have to call a second time to make sure that they called the first time. Remember the US company that was calling people to make sure that they really didn’t want to be called?
Boy am I getting cynical in my old age.
CALL THREE TIMES
…and the telemarketer gets his phone cut off! In that context the “three strikes and you’re out” approach begins to make sense. :))