Do Not Call List SMS

“Family Holiday 3 Room @ RM100 at. Jetty available at the beach for fishing, seaside…for details call <phone number>”

Are you familiar with this kind of unsolicited SMS messages every now and then? Guess what, Singapore are likely to include text messages into the national Do-Not-Call registry, despite objections from some companies. The registry acts in a way for mobile user to opt out of receiving unsolicited or annoying sms marketing messages, is part of the new Data Protection Bill.

Singapore Ministry of Information, Communications and the Arts (Mica) proposed this registry to cover all kind of text messages in the draft Bill, now opening for 3rd round of public feedback and comments.

This could means as early as the end of this year, the bill will become law while the registry could be launched by the end of next year..


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