Following the entry into force of (on 4 February 2018) of Law no. 5 of 11 January 2018 (the “Law”), a number of new provisions apply to the regulation of unsolicited phone calls (i.e. telemarketing). In particular, the Law provides that each data subject has the right to oppose the processing of his phone numbers (both mobile and fixed-line) for marketing, statistical and market survey purposes, by way of a single opt-out procedure at the “Public Objections Register” (“Registro Pubblico delle Opposizioni”). Inclusion in that Register now implies the revocation of any and all consents previously granted for said purposes by the relevant data subject, without prejudice to consents granted in connection with certain supply contracts (i.e. those still in force at the time of opt-out or terminated less than 30 days previously. The Law also imposes joint liability for breach on controllers and processors for any breach committed by the processor. As a result, all telemarketing operators will be subject to additional compliance burdens, as they will now be required to regularly monitor the Register in order to update their marketing contact lists.