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ACMA Files First Do Not Call Act Suit in Federal Court

PRIVACY LAW—AUSTRALIA

March 4, 2010

The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) announced it has filed proceedings in federal court against telecommunications company gotalk, alleging numerous breaches of the Do Not Call Register Act 2006. ACMA alleges the company used two offshore call centres that made more than 40,000 telemarketing calls to numbers listed on the Do Not Call Register. The gotalk case marks the first time ACMA has taken such action for contraventions of the Do Not Call law.
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