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New internet content decree
  • Baker & McKenzie
  • Vietnam
  • August 1 2013

The Government of Vietnam recently adopted Decree No. 722013ND-CP (the "Decree") regulating the management, supply and use of Internet services and

Telecommunications operators must inform customers about their right to oppose telemarketing calls
  • Baker & McKenzie
  • 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

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

New EU Syria sanctions come into force
  • Baker & McKenzie
  • European Union, Syria
  • January 24 2012

The EU has implemented new sanctions against Syria, as set out in Regulation 362012 repealing and replacing the existing sanctions regime

Lower house approves telecoms expense control bill
  • Baker & McKenzie
  • Mexico
  • November 25 2011

Mexico's lower house has approved a bill that requires fixed and mobile telecommunications concessionaires to allow users to make free calls to find out how much they have spent, local press reported

Australian Information Commissioner launches investigation into telecommunications operators' alleged privacy breaches
  • Baker & McKenzie
  • 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

AGCOM launches a public consultation to further investigate critical issues relating to VoIP and P2P mobile network services
  • Baker & McKenzie
  • 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
  • Brazil
  • 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

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

Blocking order issued for unlawful telemarketing activities
  • Baker & McKenzie
  • Italy
  • 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