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Initiate action against those not complying with TCCCPR Regulations: Delhi High Court to TRAI

Lawstreet Journal 15 Jul 2020 9:08pm

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The Delhi High Court on July 14 asked telecom regulator TRAI to start taking action in accordance with law against those persons not complying with its regulations to curb the problem of unsolicited commercial communications (UCC).

A bench of Chief Justice D N Patel and Justice Prateek Jalan asked the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) what was it waiting for till now and why it has not taken action against anyone.

The court has granted 6 weeks to TRAI to show the action taken to ascertain the compliance with the Telecom Commercial Communication Customer Preference Regulation, 2018 and to show that it was making progress with regard to registration of the headers, unregistered telemarketers and principal entities, like Paytm, Swiggy and SBI, and listed the matter for hearing on August 28.

"Ensure that there is more registration (of headers, unregistered telemarketers, and principal entities) as per the regulations and if someone is too much adamant, start taking action," the bench said.

Phishing is a cybercrime where people are approached by e-mail, phone calls, or text messages by someone acting as a legitimate representative of an organization to tempt them to part with their sensitive data, including banking and credit card details and passwords.  

Senior advocate Dushyant Dave, appearing for Paytm, said he was only seeking strict implementation by TRAI and the telecom companies of the regulator's Telecom Commercial Communications Customer Preferences Regulations (TCCCPR) 2018.

 Dushyant Dave contended that unregistered players are operating on a large scale leading to frauds to the tune of Rs 1-2… Continue Reading...

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