Do Not Call registry to become permanent

By Justin Mann on February 7, 2008, 8:02 PM
While many of us are often baffled by odd and sometimes absurd laws that get passed and enforced, once in a while there are moves made by Government that we can appreciate. For instance, the Do Not Call registry represented a fine example of policies being put in place that gave people exactly what they wanted. Telemarketing is one of the most invasive forms of advertising around. To date, the article says that almost half the population of the U.S. have put their names on the 'Do Not Call' list, and there is now a move to get the registry into a permanent status, preventing people that signed up initially getting dropped off the list after five years as it was originally designed.

On top of that, the FTC will continue to be the agency responsible for enforcing the registry, collecting fees from businesses who violate such mandate. The funds are used to keep the registry itself alive. Since the launch of the program, at least 73 businesses and several individuals have been fined as a result of not following people's wishes.




User Comments: 3

Got something to say? Post a comment
windmill007 said:
Why even have this list. They should put everyone on DoNotCall and make a list of people who actually want the calls. I can bet the list would be maybe 1 page long. I know we still get an occasional call even though we are on the list. The only think that kinda help is we pay for anonomous call rejection which if someone doesn't list there number when calling they have to state there name before it even rings thru. Before that we would get all kinds of those calls that would show up as private on the caller id. Who's gonna answer that? I know we don't but its kinda anoying having your phone ring million times a day and then they never leave a message.
phantasm66 said:
I won a free fitted kitchen the other night, you know.In fact, a couple of months ago I won free double glazing as well.
Load all comments...

Add New Comment

TechSpot Members
Login or sign up for free,
it takes about 30 seconds.
You may also...
Get complete access to the TechSpot community. Join thousands of technology enthusiasts that contribute and share knowledge in our forum. Get a private inbox, upload your own photo gallery and more.