Modernizing Vs. Weakening The TCPA

Law360, New York (September 30, 2016, 11:55 AM EDT) -- On Sept. 22, 2016, the House Energy and Commerce Committee's Communications and Technology Subcommittee met to discuss and receive testimony regarding the Telephone Consumer Protection Act. The hearing's theme was focused on one topic: modernizing the TPCA.

In attendance, either through written or in-person testimony, were a variety of corporations, trade groups and consumer privacy organizations. Each, in turn, provided its perspective on the question of whether the TCPA's original language had outlived its value and intended purpose. That is, has the 1991 law lost its relevancy?

The TCPA has not been a stagnant law for the past 25 years; instead,...

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