wordpress blog stats
Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

, ,

Indiamart challenges SMS regulations in Delhi High Court: Report

Telecom Regulatory Authority of India

Indiamart, the seller-focused online marketplace, is challenging TRAI's SMS guidelines in the Delhi High Court, saying that they fail to make a distinction between commercial and non-commercial recipients of text messages, Mint reported. We have reached out to Indiamart for comment. The guidelines prevent them from sending B2B messages, the marketplace argued, saying that treating unlike categories of entities similarly violated the constitution. Indiamart's argument is essentially that since the people it sends texts to are retailers and not regular customers in whose interest it is to stop receiving commercial messages, they need to have a carve-out in the law. It's not clear if Indiamart participated in the consultation process that led to the regulation that they are now seeking to get amended — there is no written submission from the company on TRAI's website. The anti-spam regulations have given the government a fair deal of trouble already. The regulations, which go so far to try and combat spam that they require SMS formats to be registered in a blockchain registry, majorly disrupted tens of millions of SMS messages, leading the regulator to pause its spam filters for one week. Also read TRAI-Mandated Spam Filters Catch OTP Messages, Hobbling SMS Delivery

Please subscribe/login to read the full story.
Written By

I cover the digital content ecosystem and telecom for MediaNama.

MediaNama’s mission is to help build a digital ecosystem which is open, fair, global and competitive.

Views

News

Studying the 'community' supporting the late Sushant Singh Rajput (SSR) shows how Twitter was gamed through organized engagement

News

Do we have an enabling system for the National Data Governance Framework Policy (NDGFP) aiming to create a repository of non-personal data?

News

A viewpoint on why the regulation of cryptocurrencies and crypto exchnages under 2019's E-Commerce Rules puts it in a 'grey area'

News

India's IT Rules mandate a GAC to address user 'grievances' , but is re-instatement of content removed by a platform a power it should...

News

There is a need for reconceptualizing personal, non-personal data and the concept of privacy itself for regulators to effectively protect data

You May Also Like

News

Google has released a Google Travel Trends Report which states that branded budget hotel search queries grew 179% year over year (YOY) in India, in...

Advert

135 job openings in over 60 companies are listed at our free Digital and Mobile Job Board: If you’re looking for a job, or...

News

By Aroon Deep and Aditya Chunduru You’re reading it here first: Twitter has complied with government requests to censor 52 tweets that mostly criticised...

News

Rajesh Kumar* doesn’t have many enemies in life. But, Uber, for which he drives a cab everyday, is starting to look like one, he...

MediaNama is the premier source of information and analysis on Technology Policy in India. More about MediaNama, and contact information, here.

© 2008-2021 Mixed Bag Media Pvt. Ltd. Developed By PixelVJ

Subscribe to our daily newsletter
Name:*
Your email address:*
*
Please enter all required fields Click to hide
Correct invalid entries Click to hide

© 2008-2021 Mixed Bag Media Pvt. Ltd. Developed By PixelVJ