As we noted recently, there have been a number of new developments in the TCPA, as the FCC and courts continue to grapple with interpretation of the rules. On March 27, 2014, the FCC took steps toward addressing the backlog of petitions pending at the FCC, answering two petitions through declaratory rulings. In response
With all of the recent litigation under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (“TCPA”), marketers are well aware that making telemarketing calls can be a tricky road to navigate. In October 2013, the Federal Communication Commission’s (“FCC”) new TCPA rule went into effect, requiring prior express written consent to call consumers for telemarketing purposes— a higher standard than its previous “prior express consent” standard. As we have written previously, a large number of cases under the old rule grappled with the meaning of what constituted prior express consent. Although the rule itself has changed, the number of questions surrounding the rule has not.
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