22/08 - 30May2008

Respect for Caller's Privacy during Phone Calls

The Authority has approved an addition - in paragraph 3 - to its Requirements as to Standards and Practice applicable to the Price of Telephone Calls and Sms's in the Broadcasting Media.

In terms of new paragraph 3, the Authority is requesting radio and television presenters to respect the privacy of callers by refraining from unduly invading their callers' privacy when asking, for instance, whether the caller is living alone or with other persons.

A copy of the updated Requirements is attached.

Dr Kevin Aquilina
Chief Executive
30th May 2008
Ref 32/07