FCC Says Text Opt-Out Confirmations Don't Violate TCPA

Law360, New York (November 30, 2012, 3:34 PM EST) -- The U.S. Federal Communications Commission issued a declaratory ruling Thursday in response to a petition filed by SoundBite Communications Inc., finding that text messages sent in confirmation of a consumer’s opt-out request do not violate the Telephone Consumer Protection Act.

In its reply to a request brought by SoundBite with the backing of mobile marketing trade group the Mobile Marketing Association, the FCC determined that companies are allowed to transmit a final, one-time text to confirm receipt of an opt-out request to consumers who have granted...
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