FCC Tightens 'Robocall' Regs For Telemarketers

Law360, New York (February 15, 2012, 5:09 PM EST) -- Telemarketers that want to “robocall” consumers will now have to obtain written permission before doing so, even for customers with whom they have done business in the past, as part of new rules adopted Wednesday by the Federal Communications Commission.

FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski said at a commission meeting that the new rules were adopted in response to thousands of consumer complaints and to bring the FCC’s robocalling rules in line with those of the Federal Trade Commission.

Commissioner Robert McDowell expressed sympathy for consumers' inability...
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