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New York Extends DNC List Restrictions to Text Messages

Last week, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed legislation expanding the state’s definition of telemarketing to explicitly include text messaging. The state’s restrictions on contacting residents whose phone numbers are on the Do Not Call (DNC) list now applies to text messages as well as voice calls.

Florida Legislature Passes New, TCPA-like, State-Level Telemarketing Bill

In late April, the Florida legislature passed a new telemarketing bill. The bill, CS/SB 1120, amends the state’s existing telemarketing laws—the Florida Telemarketing Act and the Florida Do Not Call Act—transforming them from fairly standard pieces of state-level Do Not Call (DNC) legislation to something more akin to a miniature Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA).

Cannabis Company Faces $5 Million TCPA Complaint

Cannabis companies remain a significant target for Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) complaints. The latest—Montanez v. Green Peak Industries LLC—is a class action in the Western District of Michigan Court seeking a whopping $5,000,000 in damages.

The 12 States With State-Level DNC Lists

When the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) implemented the National Do Not Call (DNC) Registry in 2003, 32 states already managed their own DNC lists. In the ensuing years, most of those states chose to forgo the continued maintenance of state-specific lists and adopted the federal list.

Is the TCPA Only for Cell Phones?

The TCPA regulates all sorts of telemarketing activity, including calls to every type of phone number. This article will explain how the TCPA’s restrictions on the use of an automatic telephone dialing system (ATDS) to call cell phone numbers fits into the law’s overall regulatory framework.

What Is TCPA Compliance?

This article will explain the main provisions of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) with which callers must comply, outline why compliance is so important, and offer some best practices for compliance.

TCPA vs. DNC

Telemarketing compliance is made difficult by the byzantine nature of telemarketing regulations. Any marketer can be forgiven for struggling to keep track of the varying levels of laws, regulatory agencies, and other enforcement mechanisms. However, there are two acronyms that loom large enough in the regulatory landscape that everybody knows them, even if they don’t really understand what they mean: TCPA and DNC.