That is correct. Also if you instruct the sender to stop sending you marketing messages, and they don't, it will also be in breach of the CPA. Unlike the ECT Act, you don't have to take the matter to the court yourself. You can simply lay a complaint with the Consumer Commission who will enforce the CPA on your behalf.
The CPA has no restrictions on the buying and selling of personal data. This will be dealt with in the Protection of Personal Information Bill. This Bill is being watered down has we speak due to lobbying by the DMA. Keep an eye on section 66 of this Bill.
The writer of that article requires a real hard slapping from a Grammar Nazi. Imagine putting an apostrophe in plurals, as in "consumer's", "sms'" and "mms'", rather than "consumers", "smses" and "mmses"! Such an idiot.
ok...slightly off topic; how does the CPA protect us with regards to software purchases? You know the kind, where you HAVE to accept the EUA that's inside the sealed unit. And if the unit's seal is broken, you cannot return.
Surely that cannot happen now? I understand they are trying to protect against piracy (a nub just copy/returning the store's entire catalogue). But consumer rights have to be > commercial interests? Isn't that the 'spirit' of the new act?
As I said before, & I read that in a thread/article here on myBB. Everybody laughed (that responded there) at the fact that the DB has not been set up so in the meantime you can be spammed by these people...