Marketing Compliance Blog

FCC: Emailed Faxes are Exempt from the TCPA

FCC: Emailed Faxes are Exempt from the TCPA

On Monday the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) released a ruling declaring that junk fax suits can’t be aimed at companies that send out “online faxes” – as long as the messages aren’t also delivered to a fax machine. The FCC clarified that the Telephone...

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Telemarketer Faces $3.2M Judgment by FTC

Telemarketer Faces $3.2M Judgment by FTC

Last Tuesday a Florida federal judge inked a $3.15 million judgment against a telemarketer that the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) sued for making robocalls selling credit card services. Higher Goals Marketing, as well as affiliate Sunshine Freedom Services LLC and...

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Autodialer Definition is Too Broad, Says Trade Organizations

Autodialer Definition is Too Broad, Says Trade Organizations

Several trade associations are backing Facebook, arguing that the courts have broadened the Telephone Consumer Protection Act’s (TCPA’s) autodialer definition too far, and they believe the Supreme Court should step in. Examining the TCPA’s Autodialer Definition Two...

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House and Senate Unite Anti-Robocall Legislation

House and Senate Unite Anti-Robocall Legislation

On Friday the House and Senate committee leaders announced a deal combining two versions of anti-robocall legislation, making the bill ready for White House approval. The Pallone-Thune TRACED Act will combine provisions from both the Stopping Bad Robocalls Act,...

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FCC’s Plans for Reassigned Numbers Database Delayed

FCC’s Plans for Reassigned Numbers Database Delayed

The Federal Communication Commission’s (FCC’s) plan to establish a single reassigned numbers database has been delayed until next year. In December 2018, the FCC adopted the rule creating a reassigned numbers database which would be administered by a third party....

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Pizza Hut Franchisees to Pay $6M in TCPA Class Action

Pizza Hut Franchisees to Pay $6M in TCPA Class Action

Multiple Pizza Hut franchisees have agreed to pay a total of $6 million in a TCPA class action for allegedly texting unsolicited advertisements to cellphone subscribers in violation of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA). The franchisees – ADF MidAtlantic,...

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Cruise Lines Settle $12.5M TCPA Deal

Cruise Lines Settle $12.5M TCPA Deal

TCPA Deal Three cruise lines have settled a $12.5 million deal over an Illinois-based travel agency’s marketing robocalls to consumers in violation of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA). The settlement was approved on Monday for Carnival, Royal Caribbean,...

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FTC Releases DNC Data Registry Book 2019

FTC Releases DNC Data Registry Book 2019

On Thursday the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) released the National Do Not Call Registry Data Book for FY 2019, revealing that the number of active registrations on the National Do Not Call (DNC) Registry increased over the past year. Notably, the DNC Data Registry...

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TCPA Texting Class Action Dismissed

TCPA Texting Class Action Dismissed

TCPA Texting Class Action The Eastern District of Washington dismissed a Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) class action against Springbig, Inc., a text message platform provider, because the complaint failed to prove that the company “was the maker or initiator...

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