Do Not Call Redux


We’ve written before about privacy and the notoriously flimsy Do Not Call list that is shielding your right to privacy here in the GWN. It seems that in the UK things are not getting better.

In a recent article in the Guardian, Simon Davies outlines the fragile phone framework that is supposed to protect people from unwanted solicitations and the ways that may exist to correct some of this stuff.

This is a Denial of Service attack on the entire national phone network, and nothing is being done about it. We pay for a phone line that can be used as a personal means of communication, not a marketing device to be exploited by companies.

In terms of the world wide risk, Privacy International has reported on numerous privacy concerns. In fact according to the Guardian they have experienced a 300% rise in privacy related complaints. While Canada has generally fared above average in world comparison reports we must not lose sight of the fact that we see our rights to privacy being incrementally eroded by the commercial action of many companies.

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