TCPA Monitor

Comprehensive news and analysis of TCPA regulation and related matters

Jun 27, 2019

Indiana Blows Open Telemarketing Registration Requirements

Indiana’s recently enacted HB 1123 is set to take effect July 1, 2019, and any business making calls to Indiana residents should take note of its drastic [...]

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Jun 20, 2019

BREAKING: “Stopping Bad Robocalls Act” Revision Unveiled with Bipartisan Support

On June 20, 2019, the House Energy and Commerce Committee introduced a revised version of the “Stopping Bad Robocalls Act”. The Act was originally introduced in 2018 [...]

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Jun 18, 2019

North Carolina District Court: Clear Statutory Meaning of ATDS is “Snow” Joke

“Plaintiff’s TCPA claim fails as a matter of law because plaintiff does not allege that the text messages she received were sent using equipment which has the [...]

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Jun 17, 2019

Ninth Circuit Tells Facebook to Be Less Social When it Comes to Texting

In April 2019, the Fourth Circuit held that the government debt collection exemption, found within the 2015 amendments to the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (“TCPA”), violates the [...]

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Jun 07, 2019

FCC Votes to Allow Carriers to Block Robocalls by Default

The Federal Communications Commission (“FCC”) voted yesterday to allow telecom carriers to “block by default” illegal or unwanted calls to their subscribers. FCC Chairman Ajit Pai released [...]

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May 30, 2019

M&S and PACE Respond to FCC Declaratory Ruling on Robocalls

Serving as General Counsel to the Professional Association for Customer Engagement (“PACE”), M&S filed a letter this week with the Federal Communications Commission (“FCC”) regarding its recently [...]

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May 24, 2019

Senate Passes Robocall Bill

The U.S. Senate passed S. 151, the Telephone Robocall Abuse Criminal Enforcement and Deterrence Act or “TRACED” Act, yesterday in a 99-1 vote. A House companion bill [...]

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May 17, 2019

Bad Traffic: Lead Generation Under Scrutiny

Lead generation is a marketing activity that involves identifying and generating consumer interest in a product or service. Online lead generation has become commonplace, allowing a consumer [...]

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May 15, 2019

FCC Chairman Proposes Default Call Blocking to Combat Robocalls

* UPDATED May 20, 2001: View the Declaratory Ruling and Third Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking here. In a statement released earlier today, Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit [...]

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Apr 26, 2019

Fourth Circuit Strikes Down TCPA’s Government Debt Collection Exemption

The 2015 amendments to the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (“TCPA”) allowed calls to collect debts owed to or guaranteed by the federal government to be exempt from [...]

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