Telephone Consumer Protection Act

On October 16, 2013, the Federal Communications Commission’s new Telephone Consumer Protection Act rules come into effect. Among other revisions, business will now need to obtain “express written consent” prior to advertising or telemarketing through autodialed calls or texts or prerecorded calls to consumers’ mobile numbers. Violations of the new rules may result in substantial fines and statutory damages.
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On May 9, 2013, the Federal Communications Commission released a declaratory ruling clarifying the liability of a seller for violations of the Telemarketing Consumer Protection Act made by third-party telemarketers and others who place calls to market the seller’s products or services.
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