Risk & Compliance What’s Happening While We Wait for TCPA Reform?

TCPA Reform in 2018?

The election of a new administration along with leadership changes at the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) provided new hope for a broad group of industry and nonprofit organizations who have long been advocating for changes to the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA). The TCPA reform effort is expected to commence after the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia rules on the challenge (led by ACA International – the Association of Credit and Collection Professionals – and others) to the FCC’s July 2015 Declaratory Ruling and Order. The FCC’s 2015 action is viewed by many as creating additional uncertainty in an area that has witnessed the chilling of the use of modern communications technology.  Nearly 14 months ago, the DC Circuit Court heard oral arguments on this case. I have spoken to legal experts who have reviewed hundreds of DC Circuit cases and they all assert that... [Read More]

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