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California Continues CCPA Implementation Process

California Attorney General Xavier Becerra announced two new steps in the process of implementing the California Consumer Protection Act (CCPA): a set of amendments to the CCPA’s regulations and appointments to the five-member board of the newly created California Privacy Protection Agency (CPPA). These actions are effective as of March 15, 2021.

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.

San Francisco Giants and MLB Advanced Media Sued for Alleged TCPA Violations

Babe Ruth is quoted as having said, "Never let the fear of striking out keep you from playing the game." This may be good advice for a baseball player but it is bad advice for telemarketers who have to worry about the potentially enormous penalties associated with the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA).

T-Mobile May Block All Debt Collection Text Messages to Its Users

In November of last year, telecommunications carrier T-Mobile quietly made a change to its Code of Conduct that could potentially have enormous consequences: it listed debt collection among what it considers to be “disallowed content.” As a result, it is possible that T-Mobile will block all debt collection text messages—even those that are legal and sent with the consent of the recipient—to it

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.