Opting out of phone spam just got easier
I was as thrilled as anyone else when the Canadian government announced their proposed bill to dampen phone spam (unsolicited phone calling) to Canadians a couple of years back. I was then very disappointed, but not all that surprised to learn that there was a loophole allowing many companies to be “exempt” from the opt-out list, effectively taking much of the wind out of the legislative sails. Then along came Michael Geist.
Media activist and newspaper columnist Geist has created a new website where Canadians can, in three simple steps, have their contact information removed from these “exempt” companies’ lists. I don’t know about you, but I won’t be disappointed to not hearthat mechanical, intrusive voice when the phone rings: “Good afternoon sir, I have some important information for you about Bell’s new internet package.”