We are pleased to present our latest Monthly TCPA Digest, providing insights and news related to the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA). In this issue’s Regulatory Update, we discuss the FCC’s adoption of two Further Notices of Proposed Rule Making, the first proposing rules intended to curb illegal robocalls originating outside of the United States, and the second designed to protect the nation’s 911 emergency response centers from potentially crippling robocalling attacks. In addition, we cover Sen. Richard Blumenthal’s recent request that the FCC take additional steps to block spam text messages and his support for its proposal to shorten STIR/SHAKEN implementation deadlines for certain providers.
In our Litigation Update, we discuss the Southern District of Florida’s denial of class certification in a case where the plaintiff allegedly engaged with the caller, posed as an interested consumer, requested more information, and received additional calls before finally notifying a representative that his telephone number was registered on the National Do Not Call Registry. The court’s rebuke of claim-generating conduct should be encouraging news for would-be defendants.
If you have suggestions for topics you’d like us to feature in this newsletter, or any questions about the content in this issue, please feel free to reach out to an attorney on Mintz’s TCPA and Consumer Calling Practice team.
In This Edition
Part I – TCPA Regulatory Update
Part II – TCPA Litigation Update