FCC Releases Long-Awaited TCPA Ruling And Order

On the cusp of rush hour Friday evening, the Federal Communications Commission finally released its long-awaited (since June 18) TCPA Omnibus Declaratory Ruling and Order. You can read the full text of the ruling here. We will report further in the coming days as we digest the details.

Per the language of the ruling itself: “To reiterate and simplify the relevant portions of the TCPA, and as a guide to the issues we address below: if a caller uses an autodialer or prerecorded message to make a non-emergency call to a wireless phone, the caller must have obtained the consumer’s prior express consent or face liability for violating the TCPA. Prior express consent for these calls must be in writing if the message is telemarketing, but can be either oral or written if the call is informational.”

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