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The Ursec applied a sanction to the owner of a telephone line from which 10 calls were made to the Emergency Service
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September 16, 2022 at 18:34
The Communications Services Regulatory Unit (Ursec) imposed a penalty of 10 Resettable Units (about $15,000) to an individual who made 10 calls to the 911 Emergency Service in September of last year as a “joke and/or insult.”
The regulator considered that this type of situation is covered by Article 103 of Law No. 19,889, which provides that “… anyone who makes malicious, false, humorous or irregular calls to the 911 Emergency Service, through the use of fixed telephony or mobile and whose owner is a natural person, or through other means of communication, will be sanctioned” by the Ursec with a fine of between 10 and 100 UR ($ 15 thousand and $ 150 thousand).
The fine was applied to the owner of the telephone line. “By not exercising the right of defense, and not having provided any relevant information as to the reason for the telephone calls to the 911 Emergency Service, it is suggested that the 10 UR fine be maintained,” says the Ursec resolution.
The resolution is signed by the president of the Ursec, Mercedes Aramendía, and the general secretary, Isabel Maassardjian.
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