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Compliance ALERT: Impact of EU Data Privacy Regulation

Brace yourself for the next wave of data protection rules from our European neighbors. Time is running out for marketers to begin preparations for the new data privacy regulation adopted by the European Union (EU). The EU Parliament approved the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) on April 14, 2016.

FCC Proposes Database of Reassigned Phone Numbers

On July 13, 2017, the FCC took action to address the issue of robocalls to reassigned phone numbers. They recognize that businesses or other robocallers that unknowingly call a reassigned number can annoy the new consumer and deprive the intended consumer of an expected call.

Don’t Be Fooled: How Telemarketers Get Tricked Into Phony TCPA Lawsuits

Like a wolf in sheep’s clothing, the new breed of litigator may be hiding in your marketing data. Serial litigators are experienced plaintiffs who know all the tricks to lure a telemarketing business into a TCPA lawsuit; or worse, an even more costly class action. Serial litigators could be anyone, including the person receiving your next marketing call.

FCC Proposes Call Blocking By Service Providers

The FTC announced its support for the FCC’s effort to expand the definition of what constitutes an illegal call, continuing their trend to make life more difficult for telemarketers and robocallers.

$120 Million Fine Largest Ever Against CallerID Spoofer

The FCC claims that Adrian Abramovich engaged in "neighbor spoofing," which is when ID information that is displayed on a caller ID is falsified to display the area code and the first three digits of the recipient's own phone number. This is a tactic used to increases the odds that the consumer will answer.

Key Takeaways – House Hearing On TCPA Abuse

On June 13th, the Civil Justice Subcommittee of the U.S. House of Representatives Judiciary Committee held a hearing on lawsuit abuse and the TCPA. The goal of the subcommittee was to discuss ways of modernizing the TCPA which was written before widespread use of cell phones.

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