Website DNC Register taken down for impersonating privacy commission

Website DNC Register taken down for impersonating privacy commission
Mr Law Han Wei, director of Star-Zest Tution, and the company allegedly sent messages to mobile subscribers to market the services of its tutors between 2 and 14 Jan 2014.

SINGAPORE - A local company, DNC Register, has had its website with the URL www.dncpdpc.com.sg taken down for passing off as the privacy commission.

The Personal Data Protection Commission (PDPC), which enforces the Personal Data Protection Act and the Do Not Call rules here, stated that the company and website are not associated with, endorsed or approved by the commission.

According to The Straits Times, the company was registered under Law Han Wei, 35, who was recently found guilty of breaching the "Do Not Call" rules by sending marketing messages of his Star Zest Home Tuition business to mobile subscribers between Jan 3 and 14.

"Organisations should not adopt names that impersonate the PDPC or its official platforms, or that may mislead the public into thinking that their companies or websites are associted with the PDPC," said the commission in a statement today.

It added that the PDPC takes a strong view against such conduct and has asked the Singapore Network Information Centre to delete the domain names dncpdpc.com.sg and dncpdpc.sg.

The PDPC also said organisations that wish to register for an official Do Not Call (DNC) Registry account should do so through their official website at www.dnc.gov.sg.

klim@sph.com.sg

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