Senate Bill Looks To End FTC Act Exemption For Robocallers

Law360 (July 31, 2019, 8:45 PM EDT) -- Three U.S. senators introduced a bill Wednesday proposing to end a telecom exemption in the Federal Trade Commission Act they say companies have exploited to enable illegal robocalls, echoing a bipartisan House bill passed last week to curtail such calls.

Sens. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., and Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., said their Protection from Robocalling Act will combat a "dramatic" increase in illegal robocalls that the FTC and 25 other federal, state and local agencies are fighting in a nationwide crackdown.

"These calls are more than a nuisance," Feinstein said in a statement. "Robocalls allow scam artists to target their...

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