C525:2023 Handling of Life Threatening and Unwelcome Communications
Provides standard procedures for the cooperative handling (including call tracing) by carriers, carriage service providers and the national relay service provider of communications across networks that are life threatening or connected with a pattern of unwelcome communications. The Code also outlines when carriers, carriage service providers and the national relay service provider can deal with unwelcome call complaints relating to non real-time communications such as SMS, MMS and email.
The Code was revised in 2023 to:
- Add additional clarity to the definition of Pattern of Unwelcome Communications and Unwelcome Communications;
- Include a new clause to clarify information sharing when identifying a pattern of Unwelcome Communications from an offender who has moved Suppliers;
- Reduce the time required before sending a second warning letter;
- Consider circumstances for domestic and family violence situations.
To access the processes set out in chapter 5 of this Code, Helpline organisations are required to complete an online submission form to be registered on the Helpline Register maintained by Communications Alliance.
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