Telephone Consumer Protection Act

Telephone Consumer Protection Act

Legislation in the United States, enacted in 1991, restricting the activities of telemarketers. It prohibits, for example, unsolicited faxes and phone calls after 9 p.m. It also requires telemarketers to maintain do not call lists for persons who opt out of unsolicited phone calls. The Act was intended to protect consumers.
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Now, two leaders in telecommunications and information services are bolstering their solutions to make it easier for organizations utilizing automated messaging for permission-based customer engagement to comply with the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA), which protects consumers from the harassment and annoyance of uninvited and repeated communications from companies.
Dan Deane is a partner in Nixon Peabody's Manchester office and co-leader of the firm's Telephone Consumer Protection Act team and deputy leader of the Class Actions and Aggregate Litigation group.
The letter encourages the commission to continue with a rulemaking that creates and makes available a comprehensive database of reassigned telephone numbers in an effort to provide consumers and businesses with relief from robocalling and robotexts and to provide those calling in good faith a means of avoiding liability for unknowingly violating the Telephone Consumer Protection Act.
a trusted, neutral provider of real-time information services and KUBRA, a provider of customer experience management solutions to some of the largest utility, insurance, and government entities across North America, has announced a partnership that brings the Neustar Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) compliance risk mitigation solution to KUBRA, the company said.
The Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) was created to develop and protect consumers from unwanted calls and text messages by requiring telemarketers to obtain express written consent from customers.
A number of companies that provide it have petitioned the Federal Communications Commission to declare that leaving ringless voicemail does not constitute a phone call that is then subject to the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA).
Nearly every one can screen their calls these days, and the Telephone Consumer Protection Act of 1991 prohibits the use of automatic dialers to contact cell phone users.
Lawmakers organized the hearing to look into the possibility of updating the Telephone Consumer Protection Act of 1991, a law that governs telemarketing.
The Spokeo decision will impact purported class actions across the country brought under a variety of different statutes which govern how companies gather, share, or sell consumer information (including the Video Privacy Protection Act (VPPA), the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA), and the Fair and Accurate Credit Transmission Act (FACTA)).
Elaine Bonin alleges the CBS Radio-owned station violated the Telephone Consumer Protection Act by using an auto dialer to send text messages to herTracFone (which are pre-paid wireless phones) with sports news and scores; she says in the suit she never gave the station her cell number nor permission to text her and seeks class action status.
TCCWNA has thereby joined other statutes that provide fertile soil for class actions -- such as the Telephone Consumer Protection Act, the Fair and Accurate Credit Transaction Act, and the Fair Credit Reporting Act, which similarly impose civil penalties for receipt of "junk" faxes, unwanted robocalls, and certain kinds of privacy violations, even in the absence of any compensable injury.
Examine the intricacies of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act with two panels of experts focusing on prerecorded calls and automatic telephone dialing systems;
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