TCPA Monitor

Comprehensive news and analysis of TCPA regulation and related matters

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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Apr 19, 2019

Supreme Court Denies Certiorari in Case Challenging FTC Classification of Soundboard Technology

On April 15, 2019, the Supreme Court declined to grant certiorari to a case challenging a Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) opinion designating “soundboard” calling technology as a [...]

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Apr 01, 2019

Ringless Voicemails: The Court Takes Aim

Is a call a “call” if you never received a call? The Southern District of Florida has weighed in on this legal riddle and concluded that ringless [...]

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Mar 27, 2019

The FCC’s Reassigned Numbers Database Arrives

In December of last year, our TCPA Monitor reported on the FCC’s intent to develop a single, comprehensive reassigned numbers database to enable callers to verify the [...]

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Mar 06, 2019

Attorneys General Nationwide Endorse TRACED Act Targeting Robocalls

Fifty-four state and territory attorneys general have endorsed federal legislation known as the Telephone Robocall Abuse Criminal Enforcement and Deterrence (“TRACED”) Act. Originally introduced last year, and [...]

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Feb 28, 2019

TCPA Liability: Can an Insurance Policy Protect You?

Following the Federal Communications Commission’s 2015 Omnibus Declaratory Ruling and Order, which unsuccessfully attempted to clarify issues surrounding the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (“TCPA”), there was a [...]

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Feb 21, 2019

Federal Communications Commission Update – February 2019

Comments Sought on TCPA “Dual Purpose” Calls Petitioner, SGS North America (SGS), asked the FCC to clarify the meaning of telemarketing and dual purpose calls. SGS [...]

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