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Monthly TCPA Digest – February 2020

February 20, 2020 | Article | By Joshua Briones, Russell Fox, Nicole Ozeran, Elana R. Safner

This newsletter covers recent TCPA appellate decisions by the 7th and 11th Circuit Courts and provides an update on the industry’s progress on call blocking.
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What’s Covered by TCPA? 7th Circuit Upholds Wireless Carrier Exemption; 11th Circuit Rejects Broad Definition of ATDS
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Voice Service Providers, FCC in Thick of SHAKEN/STIR Implementation; Comments Sought on Reassigned Numbers Database Tech Requirements
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Key FCC Regulations Impacting Companies in 2020

February 13, 2020 | Video | By Angela Kung, Laura Stefani

Angela Kung and Laura Stefani discuss key areas in which telecommunications touches non-traditional businesses and what companies need to be thinking about in 2020.
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What's New in 5G - February 2020

February 3, 2020 | Blog | By Russell Fox, Angela Kung, Christen B'anca Glenn

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Our first TCPA Digest of 2020 provides insight into the Supreme Court’s decision to hear the potentially game-changing Barr TCPA case and a list of deadlines related to the recently enacted TRACED Act.
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Monthly TCPA Digest – January 2020

January 14, 2020 | Article | By Joshua Briones, Russell Fox, Esteban Morales, Natalie Prescott, Elana R. Safner

Our first TCPA Digest of 2020 provides insight into the Supreme Court’s decision to hear the potentially game-changing Barr TCPA case and a list of deadlines related to the recently enacted TRACED Act.
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TCPA Litigation Update — Breaking: U.S. Supreme Court Agrees to Decide Whether TCPA Exception Is Unconstitutional

January 14, 2020 | Article | By Joshua Briones, Natalie Prescott, Esteban Morales, Elana R. Safner

Our first TCPA Digest of 2020 provides insight into the Supreme Court’s decision to hear the potentially game-changing Barr TCPA case and a list of deadlines related to the recently enacted TRACED Act.
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TCPA Legislative Update — President Signs Pallone-Thune TRACED Act into Law

January 14, 2020 | Article | By Russell Fox, Elana R. Safner

Our first TCPA Digest of 2020 provides insight into the Supreme Court’s decision to hear the potentially game-changing Barr TCPA case and a list of deadlines related to the recently enacted TRACED Act.
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This article covers the FCC’s January 30, 2020 release of a draft Order that would establish final rules for the Rural Digital Opportunity Fund, an initiative to help close the digital divide.
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FAA Proposes New UAS (Drone) Identification Rules

January 2, 2020 | Alert | By Laura Stefani

Read about the FAA’s proposed rules related to remote identification for Unmanned Aircraft Systems, or drones, which would affect operators, manufacturers, and companies that collect flight information.
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What's New in 5G - December 2019

December 19, 2019 | Blog | By Russell Fox, Angela Kung, Christen B'anca Glenn

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Monthly TCPA Digest – December 2019

December 12, 2019 | Article | By Joshua Briones, Russell Fox, Christian Tamotsu Fjeld, Elana R. Safner

Mintz’s December TCPA Digest covers consensus robocall legislation passed by the House of Representatives, recent TCPA-related orders from the FCC, and court decisions allowing fraud claims to proceed against serial TCPA plaintiffs.
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TCPA Litigation Update — Courts See Through Scam Setup TCPA Suits

December 12, 2019 | Article | By Joshua Briones

Read about two recent court decisions allowing fraud claims to proceed against serial TCPA plaintiffs.
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Read about the Pallone-Thune Telephone Robocall Abuse Criminal Enforcement and Deterrence (TRACED) Act, consensus robocall legislation that passed in the House of Representative by a vote of 417-3.
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TCPA Regulatory Update — FCC Wakes from TCPA Hibernation with Orders Granting Two Petitions

December 12, 2019 | Article | By Russell Fox, Elana R. Safner

Read about TCPA-related orders from the FCC authorizing a company to use its d/b/a name in voice messages and clarifying that an online fax service falls is not a “telephone facsimile machine."
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FCC Simplifies Evaluations of Certain Wireless Medical Devices

December 11, 2019 | Blog | By Laura Stefani

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) regulates wireless medical devices in conjunction with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), with the FCC’s role related to certain technical concerns such as the successful sharing of wireless frequency bands. Another area that FCC regulates is radio frequency (RF) safety – the possible harmful effects to human health from RF energy created by wireless devices. The FCC looks to health and safety agencies such as the FDA, EPA, and OSHA, to provide guidance and recommendations on what level of RF emissions are deemed “safe,” and then sets rules for how responsible parties must evaluate compliance with these limits. These rules on safe emission levels apply generally to devices that produce RF signals. The FCC proposed modifications to its RF safety rules in 2013, and finally on December 4, 2019, issued a decision that adopts many of its proposals.
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FCC Issues New Radio Frequency Safety Rules, Seeks Comment on Additional Measures

December 5, 2019 | Alert | By Laura Stefani, Angela Kung

This alert highlights key takeaways from the FCC’s recent update to its RF safety rules as well as additional measures for which the agency is seeking comment.
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We are pleased to present the latest edition of our Monthly TCPA Digest, providing insights and news related to the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA). This month, in addition to covering the FCC’s continuing work to review comments submitted on past petitions and discussions with stakeholders regarding ongoing TCPA proceedings, we report on a new Petition for Declaratory Ruling, filed by Capital One, which asks if the company may use a confirmation text to clarify the scope of a recipient’s opt-out request. The FCC’s response to this question will interest many businesses that use text messages to reach out to their customers.
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Monthly TCPA Digest – November 2019

November 11, 2019 | Article | By Joshua Briones, Russell Fox, Esteban Morales, Elana R. Safner

Mintz’s November TCPA Digest covers Capital One’s Petition for Declaratory Ruling as well as the influence of the Ninth Circuit’s Marks ruling on recent TCPA decisions.
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