PECR regulates how electronic communications services interact with the public, as well as how they work with each other.
Providing equal protection to consumers when using these services is the goal of PECR. As an example, it prohibits companies from collecting data about their users without their consent, and it mandates that users be notified whenever their information is disclosed.
The PECR governs how companies must handle data when they use electronic communications to interact with consumers. The act provides all kinds of protections for individuals who use these services, including:
- How much information can be collected
- Who gets access to this information
- Where it can be stored (physical location vs. digital location)