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New act allows you to sue Telemarketers

Here's another piece of good news, for everyone who wants to tear their ears off when they get a dreaded call from someone trying to sell them insurance.

It was reported today that telemarketers could actually be thrown in jail under the new Protection of Personal Information Act (POPIA). This act was partially enacted in November 2013.

Stephen speaks to Telemarketer and CEO of Marketing Association of South Africa, Lovemore Mushunyama about this report.

Mushunyama emphasised that it is an offense to contact people if they haven’t given permission to do so. He confirms too that this is not just a South African law.

Telemarketers will need to find a balanced approach and introduce innovation to telemarketing

Lovemore Mushunyama, CEO of Marketing Association of South Africa

Listen to the conversation below:


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