As of 1 June 2016, OpposeTel will replace Pacitel as the appointed service to control the list of data subjects that do not wish to receive telemarketing phone calls. This is almost the final building block of the new regulation to prohibit professionals from direct telemarketing (article L 121-34 of the French Consumer Code). Calling data subjects on the list for telemarketing purposes can result in a fine of €15,000 for individuals and €75,000 for corporations.
Press release (in French)
Article L 121-34 of the French Consumer Code (in French)