According to industry reports, the FCC is expected to release the Do-Not-Call Registry of Public Safety Answering Points (PSAP) in 2017. After years of review, details will soon emerge that address access to the data by marketers and the corresponding fines directed at telemarketers for each violation.
You’ll recall that in 2012 congress ordered the FCC to create a Do-Not-Call Registry of Public Safety Answering Points (PSAP). Its purpose is to address concerns about the use of auto-dialers connecting with public safety lines. Such calls divert critical responder resources away from emergency services.
Though telemarketers have been prohibited from calling emergency numbers since the TCPA was enacted in 1991, this new expanded PSAP registry will include administrative and emergency overflow lines. Numbers for crisis counselors, who are often called with just a few moment's notice to help in emergency situations, will also be maintained.
Once the PSAP registry is implemented, Telemarketers making non-emergency calls to those numbers using auto-dialers could face substantial penalties of $100,000 to $1,000,000 per incident.
Later this year, expect the FCC to clarify the final details, such as how PSAP will add numbers to the registry and how telemarketers can access the data.