regulations
  • Three strike rule for affiliate marketing in South Africa

    Three strike rule for affiliate marketing in South Africa

    The South African PRS-regulator WASPA has recently experienced quite a few issues when it comes to third party marketers that do not adhere to the WASPA Code of Conduct. This involves banners going directly to the payments pages however the banner does not contain any of the required information as set out in the Code […]

  • Special conditions for UK online competition and adult services

    Special conditions for UK online competition and adult services

    PSA (fka PhonepayPlus), the British regulator for PRS-services today publishes statements on its regulatory framework and special conditions, for online competition and online adult services. Proposals presented in the consultations published in August have been refined following engagement and feedback from industry and wider stakeholders. In their 30th year of regulating phone-paid services, the consultation explored […]

  • Dutch code of practices for SMS and DCB merged into one code

    Dutch code of practices for SMS and DCB merged into one code

    The Dutch codes of practice for premium SMS and DCB are now merged into one code. The new code will be effective from October 1st, 2016, except for the articles 19.5, 21.3 and 27.1.a which will be effective from October 17th, 2016. The Dutch version is available for download here. An English translation will follow soon.  

  • New code of practice for UK approved by Ofcom

    New code of practice for UK approved by Ofcom

    Ofcom, the communications regulator in the UK, has today published its statement following consultation on its approval of PhonepayPlus’ 14th Code June 2016. The new Code of Practice will come into force on 12th July 2016. As outlined in PhonepayPlus’ statement following consultation published in March, the main changes to the new Code relate to Part four […]

  • New Code of Ethics Internet+Mobile

    New Code of Ethics Internet+Mobile

    French regulator AFMM launched a new version of their Code of Ethics Internet+Mobile. You can download the latest version here. An English version will be available soon. Changes Article 1.C (p.12) – Presentation of the essential features of the Service The content delivered on the service must be the main purpose of the service. Your landing page must […]

  • Dutch MNO KPN steps out of DCB

    Dutch MNO KPN steps out of DCB

    Dutch mobile network operator KPN will suppress the header enrichment function as of July 1st 2016. In an official communication the Dutch MNO wrote that due to applicable laws and regulations KPN will have to deactivate the header enrichment functionality. In order to subscribe new customers, MSISDN recognition will be replaced by the current WiFi-fallback where the customer is informed of the […]

  • New Dutch code of practice for premium SMS

    New Dutch code of practice for premium SMS

    The Dutch code of practice for premium SMS billing has been changed. The self regulating body Stichting Gedragscode Mobiele Diensten will publish its new code of practice for premium sms billing any moment. Although this new code will be effective immediately there will be a transition period to enable everybody to make the necessary changes. All […]

  • PhonepayPlus publishes Guidance consultation

    PhonepayPlus publishes Guidance consultation

    UK premium rate services (PRS) regulator PhonepayPlus has opened a public consultation on five pieces of Guidance that have been amended or developed afresh. PhonepayPlus says they are seeking to offer clear and accessible Guidance to premium rate service providers and other stakeholders, and wants to keep their Guidance under regular review. The consultation runs until 11 April […]

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