Federal Communications Commission (FCC)

The D.C. Circuit issued its much-anticipated ruling paring back the FCC’s 2015 Omnibus TCPA Declaratory Ruling and Order (“Omnibus Order”). The opinion: (1) invalidated the FCC’s interpretation of “autodialer” under the TCPA; (2) determined that...

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In an apparent response to overwhelming criticism from Internet Service Providers (“ISPs”), industry groups, academics, and other government agencies, Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Tom Wheeler has released a Fact Sheet outlining significant changes to...

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FCC Chairman Wheeler issued a Broadband Consumer Privacy Proposal Fact Sheet and announced that a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) on the same issue is presently in circulation at the Commission and is expected to...

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The FTC and FCC have long monitored consumer protection issues, and we can expect more joint efforts in the future. Pursuant to a Memorandum of Understanding (“MOU”) signed on November 16, 2015, the two agencies...

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Before the proverbial ink had even dried on the FCC’s TCPA Omnibus Order, one party is already challenging its legality. ACA International filed a Petition for Review on the day of the Order’s release, followed...

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Class-action risk increases for most companies under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (“TCPA”) following the July 10, 2015 release of the omnibus Declaratory Ruling and Order (“Order”) by the Federal Communications Commission (“FCC”). For some...

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