230,000 people in France sign cold call petition

Almost 230,000 people signed an online petition demanding a ban on marketing cold calls within three days of it going live.

In France, consumers are assumed to have given consent to cold calling unless they explicitly “opt out”. Consumer watchdog UFC-Que Choisir is calling for a ban on this kind of marketing, which it calls a “plague” and “intrusive”.

The petition can be found at quechoisir.org/action-ufc-que-choisir-demarchage-telephonique-interdisons-le-fleau-n74803

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