Anti-Robocall Law Needs Update, Industry Tells House Panel
On June 13th at a House Judiciary subcommittee hearing, witnesses said that Congress should review and amend the Telephone Consumer Protection Act to give businesses more certainty on prohibited practices while preserving the law’s consumer privacy function: protection from unsolicited robocalls, faxes, and texts.
TCPA allows consumers to sue companies that make phone calls using an automatic dialing system without prior consent. This has led to many TCPA class actions that have resulted in large settlements. In addition, messaging technologies have evolved significantly since TCPA was enacted, giving rise to inconsistent interpretations and enforcement of the statue.