The introduction of a text and fax exemption to the general “opt out” effect of the Do Not Call Registry have led to a debate over the effectiveness of the Registry in filtering out unwanted communication to telephone users. This article provides the background for the Registry and the reasons for the backlash as well as for the exemption. It will explain why the exemption is consistent with the existing policy towards, and legal treatment of text-based messages, but nevertheless question whether the distinction between voice and text-based messages is justified given the overall objective of the Personal Data Protection Act and the Do Not Call regime.
Asian Studies | Privacy Law
Intellectual Property and Technology-related Law
Singapore Law Gazette
CHIK, Warren B..
The Singapore Do Not Call Register and the Text and Fax Exemption Order. (2014). Singapore Law Gazette. Research Collection School Of Law.
Available at: http://ink.library.smu.edu.sg/sol_research/1961
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