Emerging Best Practice in Do Not Call Registers (8 September 2009)

1. Introduction

Do Not Call Registers have grown in popularity and are starting to deliver real privacy benefits for consumers. Several large Do Not Call Registers have been set up by national Governments and, after some initial teething problems, they appear to be working well – with large numbers of registered consumers and numerous examples of enforcement action.

This article compares six of the largest Do Not Call Registers (Australia, Canada, India, Spain, UK and the US) and highlights best practice that has emerged in the establishment and management of these Registers.