On 1 June, a new do-not-call list (BLOCTEL list) launched throughout France. Any French resident who no longer wishes to receive marketing telephone calls can now register their landline and mobile telephone number at www.bloctel.gouv.fr. The BLOCTEL list was created by French Consumer law No. 2014-344. The law has the two- fold objective of prohibiting companies from making marketing calls to consumers on the list (with the exception of a consumer who is an existing customer of the company), and from selling the information of any consumer on the list. Companies who fail to comply with these requirements may now face a fine of up to €75,000. They also have the additional obligations of informing consumers of the existence of the BLOCTEL list and because in practice they will not have direct access to the list, they will need to request access on a monthly basis to ensure compliance with French law.

BLOCTEL List