26 May 2011
ACMA seeks comment on proposed revisions to the telemarketing and research calls industry standard
The Australian Communications and Media Authority today released a second discussion paper as part of its review of the Telecommunications (Do Not Call Register) (Telemarketing and Research Calls) Industry Standard 2007 (the Standard).
The Standard specifies when and how telemarketers and researchers can telephone people.
The proposed changes include:
- a reduction in the period during which telemarketers can contact consumers on weekends; and
- more stringent obligations on telemarketers around the provision of information to people, including how the telemarketer obtained their number.
The ACMA is inviting comments about the proposed revisions to the standard by close of business, 11 July 2011. Submissions can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The ACMA’s second discussion paper Proposed revisions to the Telecommunications (Do Not Call Register) (Telemarketing and Research Calls) Industry Standard 2007 is available on the ACMA website.
Information on the Do Not Call Register can be found at www.donotcall.gov.au.
For more information or to arrange an interview please contact: Blake Murdoch, Media Officer, on (02) 9334 7817, 0411 504 687 or email@example.com.
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The ACMA is Australia’s regulator for broadcasting, the internet, radiocommunications and telecommunications. The ACMA’s strategic intent is to make communications and media work in Australia’s public interest. For more information: www.acma.gov.au.