Don't Weaken Autodialing Rules, Consumer Groups Tell FCC

Law360 (September 21, 2018, 6:58 PM EDT) -- As the Federal Communications Commission considers changing its criteria for dialing systems that fall under the purview of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act, consumer groups are urging the commission to broaden its definition of “autodialer” to better protect recipients of unwanted mass texts.

Callers that have a contract with customers have argued that they have been given their consent to contact their customers and the customers cannot revoke it. However, the Third Circuit has ruled that consent granted in a contract can be revoked because “the ability to use an [automatic telephone dialing system] to contact a debtor is plainly not an...

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