FCC's O'Rielly Calls For 'Rational' Changes To TCPA

Law360, New York (May 4, 2017, 6:04 PM EDT) -- Federal Communications Commissioner Michael O'Rielly pushed for changes to the Telephone Consumer Protection Act on Thursday, calling for the agency to implement "clear and rational" rules that allow legitimate businesses to provide customers with information they want and focus on combating practices that cause actual harm.

In remarks during a conference hosted by debt collector trade group ACA International, O'Rielly blasted prior decisions by the agency and courts that have expanded the scope of the TCPA beyond what he believes Congress intended, calling the last few years "immensely frustrating" but expressing optimism for the future.

"With the change in administration, new...

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