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New Telemarketing Rules Effective October 16, 2013

Updated Telephone Consumer Protection Act Further Protects You – Know Your Rights When It Comes to Who’s Calling You What is the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA)? The Telephone Consumer Protection Act (“TCPA”) was initially implemented in 1991 to protect you from unsolicited calls. In addition to setting the regulations for what is allowed, the [...]

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The FTC says ‘game over’ to text spam

The FTC is putting its foot down on text spam, according to a press event held Thursday morning in Chicago. The text spam, offering “free” gift cards and a suspect link, has been doubling each month over the past few years. The FTC has since charged 29 defendants with collectively sending more than 180 million [...]

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Political action group faces possible class-action lawsuit for robocalls.

A lawsuit filed last week in US District Court in Denver by resident Marlo Edholm claims the Republican political action group “Americans for Responsible Leadership” made illegal robocalls promoting Mitt Romney during the Nov. 2012 election. The plaintiff charges a violation of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act because the group did not have prior consent to leave the messages. The lawsuit [...]

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New Mobile Privacy Legislation Introduced

Congress introduced a new bill recently requiring mobile phone makers, network providers, and application developers to disclose any monitoring software installed on a mobile device. Representative Ed Markey introduced the bill as “The Mobile Device Privacy Act” and stated that “apps very commonly access our sensitive information- location, photos, web browsing, history, etc. Apps often [...]

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Who Likes Telemarketers?

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo recently signed a new law aimed at reducing the number of telemarketing calls in his state. Telemarketers can no longer send prerecorded messages over the phone and are required to place callers on their own do-not-call list if asked. The law applies to all telemarketing companies, regardless of whether they [...]

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