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FTC Increases National DNC Registry Access Fees

The FTC recently announced that National Do Not Call (DNC) Registry access fees for telemarketers will increase incrementally in FY 2022. The first five area codes will still be free to download, but the cost of accessing an additional area code will be $69 in the fiscal year 2022, which represents an increase of $3 from over current fees.  …

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Colorado Becomes the Latest State to Enact a Comprehensive Privacy Law

The Centennial State recently enacted a comprehensive new privacy law.  The Colorado Privacy Act (ColoPA) will become effective on July 1, 2023, six months after the California Privacy Rights Act (CPRA) and the Virginia Consumer Data Protection Act (VA CDPA), which both take effect on January 1, 2023.  ColoPA is substantially similar to existing state privacy …

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Failure to Present Internal DNC Policy Can be Costly

In its infinite wisdom, when drafting the TCPA Congress included two separate and distinct grounds upon which to base a private cause of action. §227(b) Claims First, there's 47 USC §227(b)(1)(A), which makes it unlawful "for any person within the United States, … to make any call... using any automatic telephone dialing system or an …

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Florida’s “Mini-TCPA” Amendment Becomes Law

On July 1st, the recent amendments to Florida’s telemarketing statutes discussed in a prior article were signed into law.   The amendments included with SB 1120 essentially transforms Florida’s existing telemarketing laws into a “mini TCPA,” by incorporating many of the same elements found in the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (including a private right of action with $500 …

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Federal Communications Commission and Australia Communications and Media Authority vs. Illegal Robocalls

The United States is not unique in its efforts to combat illegal robocalls.  Consumers in other countries are dealing with the same issue.  In a step towards combining enforcement efforts across international borders, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Australia Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) to “work …

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