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Do Not Call Registry gets wake-up call

coondoggie (973519) writes | more than 7 years ago

Privacy 2

coondoggie writes "If you signed up for the federal or your state's Do Not Call Registry a few years ago, you might want to thing about refreshing it. Pennsylvanians this week got a wake up call, so to speak from the state's Attorney General Tom Corbett who kicked off a public awareness campaign designed to remind people what many have forgotten or never knew — that the 2002 law set registrations to expire after five years. That is of course unless you want to start hearing from those telemarketers as you sit down to dinner. Corbett said about 2 million people signed up in the immediate aftermath of the law taking effect and those who do not act by Sept. 15 will have their numbers dropped from the registry on Nov. 1. The Pennsylvania action is a reminder that the National Do Not Call Registry has a five year life span as well. The Federal Trade Commission is set to being a nation campaign in Spring 2008 to remind all US citizens to refresh their federal Do Not Call Registry standing. http://www.networkworld.com/community/node/18066"
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If 50% signed up... (1)

danpat (119101) | more than 7 years ago | (#20090189)

...wouldn't that be a good sign that don't-call-me-at-dinner should simply be codified in law?

If Opt-In Were the Default (2, Insightful)

IgnacioB (687913) | more than 7 years ago | (#20092553)

It still pains me that the burden is left on consumers to specifically opt-out. The option should have always been that the telemarketers should have us specifically opt-in.
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