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Monthly TCPA Digest – April 2019

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).

In this issue, we cover the Senate Commerce Committee’s markup of the Telephone Robocall Abuse Criminal Enforcement and Deterrence (TRACED) Act and two other congressional hearings about robocalls. We also review comments on the FCC’s Notice of Proposed Rulemaking regarding possible modifications to the Truth in Caller ID rules, as well as other TCPA-related proceedings. In addition, we discuss Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross’s letter to the FCC opposing its reconsideration of the 2016 Broadnet Declaratory Ruling, which determined that federal agencies and contractors working on their behalf are not “persons” under the TCPA. Secretary Ross believes the reconsideration creates uncertainty around the Census Bureau’s ability to use contractors to call millions of Americans, often on their mobile phones.

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In This Edition

Part I – TCPA Legislative Update

Part II – TCPA Regulatory Update

 

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Authors

Russell H. Fox is a wireless communications attorney at Mintz. He guides clients through federal legislative, regulatory, and transactional matters. Russell also participates in FCC proceedings, negotiates spectrum agreements, and represents clients in spectrum auctions.

Alexander Hecht

ML Strategies - Executive Vice President & Director of Operations

Alexander Hecht is Executive Vice President & Director of Operations of ML Strategies, Washington, DC. He's an attorney with over a decade of senior-level experience in Congress and trade associations. Alex helps clients with regulatory and legislative issues, including health care and technology.

Jennifer L. Kelly

ML Strategies - Manager of Government Relations

Jennifer L. Kelly is a Manager of Government Relations at ML Strategies. Prior to joining ML Strategies, Jenny worked as a legislative assistant at a prominent international law firm.

Elana R. Safner

Associate

Elana R. Safner is an attorney who advises Mintz clients on public policy, regulatory issues, and disputes affecting the communications sector. Elana also handles privacy and cybersecurity matters. She has CIPP certification from the International Association of Privacy Professionals.