Saturday, January 31, 2015   

More people negative to marketing calls
(08-05 12:47)

A survey shows that 99 percent of respondents feel negative towards person-to-person direct marketing calls.
The survey, conducted by the Privacy Commissioner for Personal Data, shows that the proportion of respondents who had received P2P calls has increased from 84 percent to 91 percent.
The frequency of these calls had also increased as the proportion of respondents receiving 6 or more calls per week has increased drastically from 8 percent to 23 percent.
Privacy commissioner Allan Chiang Yam-wang said he has written to the Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development, urging the government to expand the existing do-not-call registers to include such drawing his attention to our survey findings and requesting that he considers the expansion of the existing DNC registers to include such marketing calls.
   
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