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Updates on Consent in Recent TCPA Cases

Albert A. Nigro v. Mercantile Adjustment Bureau. The FCC argued in their brief that the plaintiff had not consented to receive autodialed or prerecorded debt collection calls, by providing their number to the utility company as part of his effort to close a deceased family members’ account.

Two recent decisions in the Ninth Circuit

Thomas v. Taco Bell Corp. the Ninth Circuit recently upheld a lower court’s decision declining to extend vicarious liability under agency principles to the defendant in the case. Sherman v. Yahoo! Inc., denied a request by the defendant to reconsider the court’s earlier order denying summary judgment.

Canada Updates DNC Rules

After completing their review of the Unsolicited Telecommunications Rules (UTR), the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) has announced several changes that telemarketers who send calls of faxes into Canada need to pay attention to. 

Canadian New Anit-Spam Rules Take Effect

Canada's anti-spam legislation (“CASL”) comes into force on July 1, 2014. The new law requires prior express and informed consent to send any type of regulated electronic message through any current or future technology.

Manual Calling Guide for Cell Phones

While we by no means wish to deemphasize the importance of complying with these requirements, it is also important to note that some states have laws that can be even more restrictive.

FTC to Tap Hackers to Ring in Robocall Do Not Call Bandits

The Federal Trade Commission is looking to expand the technological arsenal that can be used in the battle against illegal phone spammers and do not call (DNC) violations by challenging DEF CON 22 attendees to build the ultimate “honeypot” to lure in and identify perpetrators of illegal robocalls.