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The Possibility of TCPA Being Invalidated Is No Reason for Complacency

The entire telemarketing industry is awaiting the Supreme Court’s decision in AAPC v. Barr, the case that very may well invalidate the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) in its entirety. However, the possibility that the main federal enforcement mechanism for regulating telemarketing may soon disappear is no reason for marketers to become lax in their compliance efforts.

How to Effectively Make Use of Telemarketing Safe Harbor Provisions

According to Cornell Law School’s Legal Information Institute, a “Safe Harbor” is “a provision granting protection from liability or penalty if certain conditions are met. A safe harbor provision may be included in statutes or regulations to give peace of mind to good-faith actors who might otherwise violate the law on technicalities beyond their reasonable control.”

FTC Launches Operation Call It Quits Against Robocallers

On July 25th, 2019, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), along with its state and federal partners, announced a major crackdown on illegal robocalls. The program, called Operation Call It Quits, includes 94 actions targeting operations responsible for over one billion calls.

Illegal Robocalls Are Focus Of Senate Hearing

The FTC (Federal Trade Commission) updated the U.S. Senate on the progress of their fight against illegal robocalls and the harm inflicted on consumers and legitimate business. The April 18th hearing examined the problem of malicious spoofing and abusive robocalls designed to defraud consumers.

FCC-FTC Robocall Policy Forum Highlights

On Friday, March 23, the FCC-FTC held the first of two scheduled forums addressing illegal robocalls. This first meeting brought together telecommunications experts and officials from the FCC and FTC to discuss ways for dealing with the growing problem of illegal robocalls.