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Industry lobby group the Communications Alliance wants changes to the telecoms code which will strengthen consumer protections for telecommunications users.

Published in Telecoms & NBN

The ACMA has registered the new version of the Mobile Premium Services Industry Code, developed by Communications Alliance that provides tougher rules for the advertising and provision of premium rate SMS and MMS services. It will come into effect on 1 June, and compliance will be mandatory.

Published in Technology Regulation

Complaints about mobile premium services reached a peak of almost 10,000 in the September quarter of 2008 but had fallen to less than 1000 in the June quarter of 2011 thanks to an industry code of conduct and tight regulation by the ACMA. The ACMA however is not resting on its laurels and has kicked of a review of its MPS regulation.

Published in Government Tech Policy
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