TCPA Monitor

Comprehensive news and analysis of TCPA regulation and related matters

Jul 23, 2018

Court Weighs In on Ringless Voicemail

Over the past several years, callers have increasingly used a technology known as “ringless voicemail” or “direct-to-voicemail drops” to contact consumers.  The technology allows companies to deposit [...]

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Jun 13, 2018

Federal Bill Seeks to Expand TCPA

As expected, 2018 is developing into a significant year for the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA). In March, the D.C. Circuit issued an opinion in ACA Int’l [...]

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Jun 12, 2018

FTC Takes Aim at Platform Designer at the Root of Billions of Illegal Robocalls

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has filed a complaint in federal court seeking to stop two telemarketing operations and their principals for allegedly facilitating billions of illegal [...]

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Jun 06, 2018

Court Reminder: Consent Limited to Subject of the Transaction

The Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) requires “prior express consent” for non-marketing calls and texts made using an automatic telephone dialing system (ATDS) or prerecorded message. The [...]

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May 17, 2018

Is a Predictive Dialer an ATDS? (Part 2)

Last month we discussed whether, in the wake of ACA Int’l v. FCC and the subsequent district court ruling in Marshall, a predictive dialer still qualifies as [...]

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May 17, 2018

FCC Accepts NANC Recommendations on SHAKEN/STIR Framework

FCC Chairman Ajit Pai has accepted the recommendations of the North American Numbering Council (NANC) to institute a governance authority to oversee implementation of the SHAKEN/STIR protocols.  [...]

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May 15, 2018

FCC Seeks Comment on Interpretation of the TCPA in Wake of D.C. Circuit Opinion

Last week, the D.C. Circuit’s decision in ACA Int’l v. FCC, which set aside portions of the FCC’s 2015 TCPA Order, became effective. The FCC wasted little [...]

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May 10, 2018

BREAKING: FCC Issues Record $120M Fine Against Neighbor Spoofer

The Federal Communications Commission (“FCC”) made good on its proposed $120 million fine against Adrian Abramovich, an infamous caller who, as we previously reported, made over 96 [...]

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May 07, 2018

TCPA Requirements FAQ

The federal Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA; 47 U.S.C. § 227) and its implementing regulations (47 C.F.R. § 64.1200) regulate the use of automatic telephone dialing systems [...]

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Apr 13, 2018

Florida Lawmakers Impose New Requirements on Telemarketers

Florida recently passed two bills, Senate Bills 740 and 568 respectively, which amend Florida’s telemarketing law as follows: The definition of telephonic sales call expressly covers voicemail [...]

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