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FCC's Reassigned Number Database Becomes Final Rule

The FCC's long awaited reassigned number database has officially become a final rule. In December of last year, the FCC announced its intention to create this database, which will, "contain the most recent permanent disconnection date for toll free numbers and for each number allocated to or ported to each provider that receives North American Numbering Plan U.S.

FCC In Crisis: Seeks New TCPA Interpretation

FCC releases public notice seeking comments on reinterpreting the TCPA. March’s court ruling in ACA International v. FCC invalidated their interpretations of the TCPA. Now they are questioning the extent of their authority.

Robocall Scammer's Historic $120 Million FCC Fine

The largest robocall fine in history was issued by the Federal Trade Commission (FCC). The $120 million fine against Adrian Abramovich was for making nearly 100 million robocalls over a three month period that spoofed CallerID.

FCC Petition Urges Narrower Meaning Of ATDS

A coalition of trade organizations filed a petition for a declaratory ruling with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). The petition urges the FCC to clarify and narrow the scope of the TCPA’s definition of an “automatic telephone dialing system” (ATDS).

FCC Requests Comments On Reassigned Numbers Database

The FCC has issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on reassigned telephone numbers. The commission is seeking industry input on the creation of a reassigned numbers database to help businesses and consumers avoid unwanted calls and text messages.

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.

DC Circuit Issues Decision On The FCC’s 2015 TCPA Order

On Friday, March 16, 2018, the D.C. Circuit at last issued its long awaited decision on the challenge to the FCC's 2015 Omnibus Declaratory Ruling and Order. The court’s decision addressed claims that the FCC exceeded its authority in defining key elements of the TCPA.

FTC-FCC Agenda For March 2018 Joint Policy Forum

The FTC and FCC have announced the agenda for their first of two joint Robocall forums. The topic at the March 23 event will cover the regulatory challenges posed by illegal robocalls and what the two agencies are doing to protect consumers and encourage the development of private-sector solutions.

FTC and FCC to Co-host Two Robocall Policy Forums

The two federal agencies that affect the telemarketing industry the most, the FTC and the FCC, have announced that they will be co-hosting two events aimed at reducing Illegal Robocalls and Caller ID spoofing.
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