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Posted in Policy & Regulation, Telecoms & Broadband Mark BrennanArpan SuraJohn Castle

Seventh Circuit Joins Third and Eleventh Circuits in “Autodialer” Circuit Split

Slowly but surely, the U.S. Courts of Appeal increasingly agree on how to interpret the definition of “automatic telephone dialing system” (“ATDS” or “autodialer”) in the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (“TCPA”). On February 19, 2020, a unanimous Seventh Circuit panel refused to revise a putative class action in Gadelhak v. AT&T Services, Inc. after concluding that the dialing system used … Continue Reading

Posted in Internet, Telecoms & Broadband Mark Brennan

FTC Closes PayPal Investigation Over Telemarketing Rule and User Agreement

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has released a copy of a letter that it sent to PayPal stating that the agency was closing an investigation into potential Telemarketing Sales Rule (TSR) violations by the company.  This release provides important insights on how companies can design their user agreements to avoid TSR violations.

As background, PayPal had indicated that it planned … Continue Reading

Posted in Data Protection & Privacy, Telecoms & Broadband Mark Brennan

US Adopts Tough New Rules for Telemarketing Calls

Businesses that use automated technologies to place telemarketing calls and messages have just over a month to assess and revise their current calling practices to avoid the risk of expensive, time-consuming lawsuits under new Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) rules enacted by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC).

The TCPA (47 U.S.C. § 227) and the FCC’s TCPA rules (47 C.F.R. … Continue Reading