Hong Kong introduced a proposal that would task the privacy commission with enforcing a statutory do-not-call register, the South China Morning Post reports. Set forth by the Commerce and Economic Development Bureau, the proposal would introduce consent requirements to marketing calls and could impose legal sanctions if numbers registered on the list were disturbed. While the privacy commissioner would oversee both administering the register and enforcing the rule, some have questioned whether the office has sufficient funding and power to do so. During the period of public comment, the bureau reports that 89 percent of comments were supportive of taking a legislative approach, and 86 percent were in favor, specifically, of a do-not-call register.
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