Publication Type

Magazine Article

Publication Date

3-2014

Abstract

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.

Discipline

Asian Studies | Privacy Law

Research Areas

Intellectual Property and Technology-related Law

Publication

Singapore Law Gazette

ISSN

1019-942X

Publisher

Butterworths

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