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 August 21, 2014  Non-U.S.

Ernest Kao reports:

The privacy commissioner and the commerce minister are at loggerheads after the minister questioned the credibility of a study by the watchdog on cold-call marketing.

Commissioner Allan Chiang Yam-wang said yesterday he had received a letter from Greg So Kam-leung “expressing disappointment” over the report and complaining his Commerce and Economic Development Bureau had not been consulted before it was released. The report by the publicly funded watchdog, issued this month, found nine out of 10 Hongkongers were inconvenienced by person-to-person calls and suggested a “don’t call” register similar to one set up for pre-recorded calls.

Read more on The South China Morning Post, which is running a poll on the question.

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