The CRTC will co-chair a new international enforcement network to eradicate unwanted telemarketers

by Techvibes NewsDesk

Canada has had a National Do Not Call List since September 2008.

Now, the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission will be co-chairing a new, international enforcement network aimed at stopping unwanted telemarketers (AKA, all telemarketers). The CRTC is joining forces with its Australian counterpart, who have together assembled 12 enforcement agencies to found the network.

The current system requires online regsitration. The free service then bans telemarketers from dialing that number and makes those that do susceptible to fines. However, there have been many complaints by consumers who have insisted the Do Not Call List does not work, with telemarketers heckling them and garnering no attention from the CRTC. Notably, though, the regulator did issue a record $1.3 million penalty to Bell in December 2010 over unsolicited calls. 

“A global problem calls for global solutions," CRTC chief Konrad con Finckenstein is quoted as saying.

Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC)
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) is an independent public organization that regulates and supervises the Canadian broadcasting and telecommunications systems. The CRTC does not regulate newspapers, magazines, cell phone rates, the quality of service and business practices of cell phone companies, or the quality and content of TV and radio programs. As an... more

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