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Chiang Calls for Do-Not-Call List

PRIVACY LAW—HONG KONG

November 17, 2010

Hong Kong Privacy Commissioner for Personal Data Allan Chiang Yam-wang has recommended the creation of a do-not-call register and a law requiring telemarketers to make known to recipients the source of their personal information, reports the South China Morning Post. While citizens have the ability to opt out of electronically generated calls and faxes through an Office of the Telecommunications Authority (OFTA) registry, the report states, there is currently no opting out of telemarketer calls. Chiang suggests that the OFTA regulate the do-not-call list, which he says would give the public a "one-stop service." Meanwhile, Chiang continues to push for the right to carry out criminal investigations and impose fines for severe breaches.
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