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Italy bans telesales to ex-directory numbers

Friday 27 November 2015 | 09:33 CET | News
Italy's data protection authority, Garante Privacy, has banned telesales companies from calling ex-directory numbers without the express prior consent of the owner of the line. In a statement, the watchdog confirmed that companies could only cold call numbers whose owners had already given their consent to the processing of personal data for marketing purposes. The authority issued the statement in response to a user who complained about being bombarded with promotional offers even though her number wasn't listed on the phone directory.

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