An estate agent for Singapore agency Huttons Asia has pleaded guilty to breaking Singapore’s strict laws on personal data protection and faces a large fine.
Kuan Chow Sheng was accused of sending text messages to residents whose mobile phone numbers had been placed on Singapore’s Do Not Call (DNC) registry. He faces 27 charges, each of which carries a potential S$10,000 fine (£833) per message, under the Personal Data Protection Act which requires telemarketers to check the DNC list.
The 33 year old agent says he will not fight the charges and will plead guilty, the first agent to be caught by Singapore’s DNC rules. However, according to the Personal Data Commission, complaints about property made up the largest type of complaints, at 47% of the total.