Telecom Minister Outlines New Bill That Will Put An End To Spam Calls And Fraud Messages
Telecom Minister Describes New Bill That Will Put An End To Spam Calls And Fraud Messages Technology has provided many conveniences, but in today’s digital world it’s also enabled nefarious individuals to attack the public and private sectors with spam calls and fraudulent messages. Fortunately, new legislation introduced by the Communications Minister outlines ways to put an end to this behavior.
The bill will allow the government to set rules for telecom providers
The new bill gives the government the power to set rules for telecom providers, who will have to comply with them. It also contains provisions that will make it more difficult for telemarketers to access cell phone numbers and give Canadians greater control over the messages they receive, including allowing them to unsubscribe from all texts by replying STOP or END.
The new legislation takes aim at spam calls and fraud messages in particular. The bill gives the government the power to set rules for telecom providers, who will have to comply with them. The new legislation takes aim at spam calls and fraud messages in particular.
Firms that violate the law face penalties of up to $10 million per violation and jail time of up to three years less a day under the proposed law, according to a press release by Canada’s Innovation, Science and Economic Development Department.
The minister also mentioned proposals to offer consumers free tools to protect themselves from unwanted calls, as well as public awareness campaigns on how to avoid being fooled by such schemes. We are modernizing Canada’s anti-spam legislation and giving you more choices, said Carla Qualtrough. This is an issue we take very seriously.
The following steps will be taken before it can be passed into law: First, the government needs approval from Parliament’s Committee on Procedure and House Affairs (a process which can take up to six months), then they need approval through a vote in Parliament where at least two-thirds of MPs must agree (a process which can take weeks). In either case, failure would mean restarting the entire process again.
The bill is planned to be presented in April
Nishchal, the telecom minister of India, has outlined a bill that will put an end to spam calls and fraud messages. The bill is planned to be presented in April.
The new legislation will allow customers to register for a Do Not Disturb list where they can get on a list of people who want to opt out of such calls. This would also set up a system for the country’s telcos and internet service providers (ISPs) to send alerts when there are fraudulent messages or spam calls coming in.
Telcos that knowingly or unknowingly provide access to such content will have their licenses revoked. They could also be fined as much as 10 million rupees.
How our lives will change if this bill passes
In her speech, the minister pointed out that spam and fraud messages are a huge problem for Canadians. If the new bill is passed, telemarketers would be required to provide information on how they obtained your phone number and what they plan to do with it.
They will also have to send you their name and contact information before making any calls. The proposed legislation would also give people the right to opt-out of these unwanted messages at any time, even if they gave consent when they first signed up for service. Additionally, anyone caught breaking these rules could face penalties of up to $1 million or two years in jail.
Finally, telecom companies will now be able to refuse or cancel an individual’s service if fraudulent activity is suspected without penalty. The new bill aims to keep everyone safe from spam and scams by providing more power to those who have been victims of these types of crimes. Canada is one of the worst countries for spam and fraud callers.
It’s great news that this new law will put an end to it all! Canadian telco providers will be obligated to share information about requests made by potential buyers of their customers’ personal data. Every person who wants to buy data will need to state their identity and submit information about how they intend to use that data.
Every request must also include explicit permission from the person whose data is being sought. The principle here is simple: Personal Information belongs to the Individual, said Communications Security Establishment (CSE) chief Greta Bossenmaier during the press conference announcing this new legislation last week. If someone doesn’t want any personal information shared, they can choose not to sign up for services in the first place – no penalties whatsoever! With all these safeguards in place, we’re confident our privacy rights are protected.