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Australian Productivity Commission proposes to cut red tape in infrastructure services
  • Baker & McKenzie
  • Australia
  • January 25 2010

The Australian Productivity Commission's latest report identifies ways in which to reduce the regulatory burden on businesses in various sectors such as in information, media and telecommunications

Data Protection Authority to examine call centres
  • Baker & McKenzie
  • France
  • February 10 2010

The French Data Protection Authority (the CNIL) has announced its intention to examine call centres in order to check their compliance with French data protection regulation

Court annuls sanctions imposed by Data Protection Authority on telemarketing companies
  • Baker & McKenzie
  • France
  • February 15 2010

The French Conseil d'Etat (the Supreme Administrative Court) has annulled two sanctions issued by the French Data Protection Authority (the CNIL) against telemarketing companies

US-Vietnam ICT dialogue makes big strides forward
  • Baker & McKenzie
  • USA, Vietnam
  • July 16 2010

Hanoi on 11-13 May and was co-organised by the US Commercial Service and the Vietnam Ministry of Information and Communications (MIC

Telecommunications operator required to provide registration data of user due to offensive emails
  • Baker & McKenzie
  • Brazil
  • March 15 2010

The Superior Court of the State of Minas Gerais required a large telecommunications operator to provide within five days the registration data of a user who sent emails with offensive content to a public official

Customer care services and the personal data of customers and workers
  • Baker & McKenzie
  • Italy
  • August 15 2011

The trade union S.L.C.-C.G.I.L. alleged that Vodafone Omnitel N.V. (the company) violated the Italian Privacy Code in relation to a system that the company used to register inbound calls aimed at performing market and customer satisfaction analysis

US senators introduce the Location Privacy Protection Act of 2011
  • Baker & McKenzie
  • USA
  • August 15 2011

On 16 June 2011, Senators Al Franken and Max Blumenthal introduced a bill in the Senate that would require mobile device and app developers to receive express consent from users of mobile devices such as cellular telephones and tablet PCs before collecting or disclosing a user's location

Australian regulator obtains first do not call register court penalty against telemarketer
  • Baker & McKenzie
  • Australia
  • September 14 2011

The Australian Federal Court has found that FHT Travel Pty Limited (FHT Travel) and its sole director breached the Do Not Call Register Act 2006 by making, or causing to be made, more than 12,000 marketing calls to people who had placed their telephone numbers on the Australian Do Not Call Register

Commissioner's report highlights need to closely monitor data processors
  • Baker & McKenzie
  • Hong Kong
  • September 21 2011

The Hong Kong Privacy Commissioner for Personal Data has recently found that a telecommunications company breached the Personal Data (Privacy) Ordinance (PDPO) through its agent's failure to comply with an opt-out request in respect of direct marketing materials

Fines imposed for unwanted marketing calls and messages
  • Baker & McKenzie
  • United Kingdom
  • 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