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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.

Top 5 Risks for Inbound Calling Centers

Telemarketers must often navigate a minefield of risks. The Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA), Telemarketing Sales Rule (TSR), various Do Not Call (DNC) laws, and other regulatory statutes present a vast array of potential, costly violations.

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.”

Mississippi's DNC Registry Welcomes Business Numbers

Effective July 1, 2019, the state of Mississippi has enacted emergency rules that modify their Telephone Solicitation Act. The changes to Mississippi's DNC Registry will impact telemarketing to both residential and business numbers. Expect an increase in civil penalties for violations.

October Restricted Do Not Call (DNC) Dates

Calls to these States on restricted (Do Not Call) dates could result in a potential State violation: 

October 8, 2018, Columbus Day 

  • Utah 
  • Rhode Island
  • Alabama 
  • Louisiana

October 8, 2018, Thanksgiving Day 

  • Canada (National) 

Hurricane Florence Do Not Call (DNC) Advisory Update

The devastating impact of Hurricane Florence is still being felt in the Carolinas and Virginia. While there is no legal telemarketing prohibition in place, we urge people to use caution soliciting to residents of those states.