The American Bankers Association (ABA) and several other banks and credit unions have petitioned the FCC to make all COVID-19 related calls and text messages exempt from liability under the Telephone Consumer P...More About "Financial Institutions Petition FCC for TCPA COVID-19 Exception"
TCPA Exceptions Last week the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) issued a declaratory ruling affirming that COVID-19 related calls and text messages sent from public health officials serve an “emergency ...More About "FCC: “Emergency Purpose” TCPA Exceptions for COVID-19"
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has identified “unwanted calls – including illegal and spoofed robocalls” as its top consumer protection priority. Most robocalls, such as calls connecting cons...More About "Robocall Blockers Drive Demand for Sales Performance Software"
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce, along with groups representing various industries including banking and retail, are putting pressure on the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to finalize their definition of ...More About "FCC Urged to Move Along TCPA Autodialer Ruling"
On Friday the House and Senate committee leaders announced a deal combining two versions of anti-robocall legislation, making the bill ready for White House approval. The Pallone-Thune TRACED Act will combine p...More About "House and Senate Unite Anti-Robocall Legislation"
The Federal Communication Commission’s (FCC’s) plan to establish a single reassigned numbers database has been delayed until next year. In December 2018, the FCC adopted the rule creating a reassigned numbe...More About "FCC’s Plans for Reassigned Numbers Database Delayed"
TCPA Texting Class Action The Eastern District of Washington dismissed a Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) class action against Springbig, Inc., a text message platform provider, because the complaint fa...More About "TCPA Texting Class Action Dismissed"
Consumer Call Protection Act The California State Senate has approved the Consumer Call Protection Act of 2019, SB-208. The bill aims to protect consumers from unsolicited robocalls and enact provisions support...More About "California Senate Approves Consumer Call Protection Act"
AT&T Auto-blocks Robocalls AT&T has become the first major carrier to automatically block robocalls after a June ruling by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) ruled that carriers could block fra...More About "AT&T Becomes First Carrier to Block Robocalls"
FCC Approves Declaratory Ruling As predicted, the FCC voted today to approve a Declaratory Ruling to affirm that telephone service providers may, as the default, block unwanted calls based on reasonable call an...More About "FCC Approves Declaratory Ruling, Carriers May Block Calls by Default"
The Reassigned Numbers Database Yesterday the Federal Communication Commission (FCC) issued a final rule and order to create its proposed reassigned numbers database. This database will become a part of the FCC...More About "FCC Releases Reassigned Numbers Database"
TCPA Interpretation In the case of PDR Network, LLC v. Carlton & Harris Chiropractic in 2018, it was debated whether the Hobbs Act requires that the district court uphold the Federal Communication Commissio...More About "U.S. Supreme Court to Rule on FCC’s TCPA Interpretation"