There's My Number; Your ATDS Can Call Me — Maybe

Law360, New York (August 15, 2012, 1:31 PM EDT) -- The Telephone Consumer Protection Act of 1991 (TCPA)[1], which the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) enforces, regulates, among other activities, using an “automatic telephone dialing system” (ATDS) to call any wireless telephone number.

Specifically, no person may use an ATDS to call a wireless number without obtaining the prior express written[2] consent of the called person, subject to certain exceptions. This prohibition applies, but is not limited to, telemarketing calls.

The practical question for insurance businesses engaged in telemarketing is what exactly is an ATDS. The TPCA...
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