Team Blitz India
NEW DELHI: The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (Trai) will continue to work with Apple to break the deadlock in talks over introducing its Do Not Disturb (DND) application (app) to Apple’s iOS Store, senior officials have said.
The iPhone maker removed the app from its app store in September last year over privacy concerns, despite Trai rules mandating that device manufacturers restricting access to the DND app would face penalties.
Senior officials have now told Business Standard that the telecom regulator will not cancel the registration of Apple devices, as was suggested earlier, and the issue may be resolved in a few months.
Trai runs the National Customer Preference Registry, earlier called the National Do Not Call Registry. Users can register themselves on the registry to legally opt out of unsolicited commercial communication (UCC). The DND app can be used by consumers to report UCC within three days of receiving it.
But to curb the growing menace of UCC, it had updated the Telecom Commercial Communication Customer Preference Regulations, 2018 (TCCCPR-2018), and unveiled stricter norms to crack down on UCC.