Gotalk settles ACMA telemarketing case

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Gotalk settles ACMA telemarketing case

Out-of-court agreement reached.

Gotalk Telecommunications has reached a confidential settlement with the communications regulator in a case over alleged breaches of the Do Not Call register.

The terms of the settlement would not be published but Gotalk had agreed to an enforceable undertaking, Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) barrister Stephen Lloyd told iTnews.

The enforceable undertaking wasn't available at the time of publication.

Barristers for both parties attended a brief "mention" before Justice Geoffrey Flick in the Federal Court in Sydney today.

ACMA filed the case against Gotalk in March over calls made by two offshore call centres engaged by the telco.

The calls were allegedly made between August and November 2007. The register came into effect in July the same year.

At the time of the filing, Gotalk complained the issue had been resolved in separate action by the ACCC (Australian Competition and Consumer Commission) several years before.

The telco had entered an enforceable undertaking with the ACCC to resolve the issue, which included paying compensation to affected customers.

It accused ACMA of wasting the court's time and taxpayer money.

ACMA had previously declined to comment on the potential link between its case and the ACCC's investigation.

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