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Blocking order issued for unlawful telemarketing activities

  • Baker & McKenzie
  • -
  • Italy
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  • June 14 2012

On February 2012, the Italian Data Protection Authority (Garante) has sanctioned three companies for unlawful use of customer personal information in telemarketing activities

Mobile operators penalised by the Telecommunications Board of Turkey

  • Baker & McKenzie
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  • Turkey
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  • June 14 2012

On 21 March 2012, the Turkish Telecommunications Board rendered a decision that penalised three mobile operators as a consequence of their use of identity information of the subscribers without obtaining consent

Security breach notification rules implemented in Spain

  • Baker & McKenzie
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  • European Union, Spain
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  • December 6 2012

Royal Decree-Law 132012, which incorporates the new European regulatory framework on electronic communications contained in Directive 2009136EC (Citizens' Rights) and Directive 2009140EC (Better Regulation), came into effect on 1 April 2012

Telecommunications operators must inform customers about their right to oppose telemarketing calls

  • Baker & McKenzie
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  • Italy
  • -
  • May 17 2011

The Italian Privacy Authority has announced the adoption of a resolution under which fixed and mobile telecommunications operators will have to provide their new customers (as well as customers applying for number portability) with an ad hoc privacy notice informing them about their right to register with the Do Not Call List for telemarketing calls which was implemented in February 2011

AGCOM launches a public consultation to further investigate critical issues relating to VoIP and P2P mobile network services

  • Baker & McKenzie
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  • Italy
  • -
  • May 24 2011

The Italian Communications Regulatory Authority (AGCOM) has issued Resolution No. 3911CONS to approve a study carried out by AGCOM on "consumer protection and competition safeguards with reference to VoIP and peer-to-peer (P2P) mobile network services" and to launch a public consultation in order to gather comments and input from telecommunications operators and interested parties

Brazilian Ministry of Science and Technology announces R$100 million for ITC projects to support major sporting events

  • Baker & McKenzie
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  • Brazil
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  • June 1 2011

It has been decided that R$100 million is going to be dedicated to information technology and communications (ITC) projects, including the National Broadband Plan (PNBL), to support the major sporting events that will be held in Brazil - the World Cup in 2014 and the Olympics in 2016

Data Protection Act applies to telephone and address registry

  • Baker & McKenzie
  • -
  • Spain
  • -
  • March 22 2011

The Spanish Data Agency (SDPA), in its Report number 04272010, responded to a query relating to the application of the Data Protection Act to a call centre register that collects telephone numbers and full addresses of callers

New telemarketing rules

  • Baker & McKenzie
  • -
  • Italy
  • -
  • April 18 2011

The Italian Data Protection Authority (the Garante) has issued a new Regulation on the use of personal data for telemarketing activities

Australian Information Commissioner launches investigation into telecommunications operators' alleged privacy breaches

  • Baker & McKenzie
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  • Australia
  • -
  • April 4 2011

The Office of the Australian Information Commissioner has launched an investigation into alleged breaches of a telecommunications operator's customer privacy

Fines imposed for unwanted marketing calls and messages

  • Baker & McKenzie
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  • United Kingdom
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  • July 4 2011

The Department for Culture, Media and Sport has announced that the Information Commissioner's Office (the ICO) will have new powers to serve monetary penalties of up to £50,000 for serious incidents where businesses and organisations make unwanted marketing phone calls or send unwanted marketing e-mails to consumers