The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) has released a Report on industry self-regulation of commercial electronic messages, the Do Not Call Register and the Integrated Public Number Database. The Report was provided to the Australian Government in response to Recommendation 6 of the ACMA Review. The Report was informed by two pieces of research commissioned by the… Read more »
A financial services company has paid a $34,000 infringement notice after telemarketing calls were made in breach of the Do Not Call Register Act. An Australian Communications and Media Authority investigation found that Premium Finance Services Pty Ltd engaged a call centre to make telemarketing calls on its behalf, and calls were made to numbers… Read more »
The ICO has fined a green energy company, Home Energy & Lifestyle Management Ltd (HELM) £200,000 after ruling it recklessly broke marketing call regulations. An ICO investigation discovered that HELM made over six million calls as part of a massive automated call marketing campaign offering ‘free’ solar panels. This is the largest fine the ICO… Read more »
The Federal Communications Commission announced a $2.96 million fine against Travel Club Marketing, Inc., its related companies, and the companies’ owner Olen Miller. Travel Club Marketing, based in Tampa, Florida, made or initiated at least 185 “robocalls,” all of which were unsolicited, prerecorded advertising calls to over 142 consumers who had not consented to the robocalls… Read more »
In March 2015, after conducting two lengthy cross-border investigations with the assistance of the US Federal Trade Commission, the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission issued Notices of Violation with administrative monetary penalties totaling $345,000 to two American companies for violating Canada’s Unsolicited Telecommunications Rules. Maple Accounting and Caribbean Cruise Line Inc. had multiple violations of… Read more »
The Federal Trade Commission, with the assistance of the U.S. Department of Justice, has settled a complaint against a Massachusetts-based home security company that illegally called millions of consumers on the FTC’s National Do Not Call (DNC) Registry to pitch home security systems.
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