On February 1, 2020, the Italian Data Protection Authority announced that it had levied a fine of 27.8 Million Euros on TIM S.p.A., a telecommunications company, for several unlawful marketing data processing practices.
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On June 5, 2017, an Illinois federal court ordered satellite television provider Dish Network to pay a record 280 million dollars in civil penalties for violations of the FTC’s Telemarketing Sales Rule, the Telephone Consumer Protection Act and state law.
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On November 1, 2016, the FTC announced that a group of entities known as the Consumer Education Group settled FTC charges that, between late 2013 and 2015, it made millions of telemarketing calls, including pre-recorded robocalls, to consumers on the national Do Not Call Registry, in violation of the Telemarketing Sales Rule.
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On January 21, 2015, the FTC announced that a U.S. District Court recently granted partial summary judgment to the federal government in its action against Dish Network alleging that the company placed calls to the National Do-Not-Call Registry and an entity’s internal Do-Not-Call list in violation of the Telemarketing Sales Rule.
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On May 9, 2013, the Federal Communications Commission released a declaratory ruling clarifying the liability of a seller for violations of the Telemarketing Consumer Protection Act made by third-party telemarketers and others who place calls to market the seller’s products or services.
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On October 15, 2012, the Singapore Parliament passed the Personal Data Protection Act 2012. Though a data protection law has been under discussion for quite some time, this bill was just introduced in September 2012. The new law, which will apply only to private sector data processing activities, reportedly will become law in January 2013. This blog post provides an overview of key points from the bill.
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