Swisscom and the illusion of self-regulation

The installation by Swisscom, at the end of November, of a system that allow to block for free unsolicited phone calls may seem, at first sight, as a victory for their clients who are fed up of answering advertising calls, although they put the asterisk near their number in white pages.

In fact, their new offer hide their intention to escape a modification of the law that allows to fight phone harassment more efficiently. Swisscom doesn’t hide his opposition to a more strict regulations in this matter (Matin Dimanche, 11th December 2016). A parliamentary initiative in this direction has been launched. Let’s hope our elected representative won’t be blinded by the autoregulation illusion Swisscom casted over their eyes.

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