The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) approved rules to establish a single comprehensive centralized database of reassigned cell phone numbers, an important initial step in reducing TCPA class action liability for marketing researchers.
The A to Z Communications Coalition and the Insights Association recently filed comments with the FCC urging the agency to "adopt an interpretation of the statute that is faithful to Congress’ intent in 1991," rather than following the lead of the recent 9th Circuit Marks court decision that expanded the definition of an autodialer "to equipment that does not possess random or sequential number generators" in contravention of the original Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA).
In FCC comments in support of a TCPA petition, Insights Association member J.D. Power asserted that "the line between research and marketing is taken seriously and policed closely."
Recent comments to the FCC from Marketing Systems Group (MSG) in support of TCPA reform
Comments from member John Couvillon on how the FCC should reform the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA)
FCC Needs to Clarify TCPA Autodialer Definition: Insights Association Comments to the FCC with the A to Z Communications Coalition
The recent DC Circuit Court decision rejecting the Federal Communications Commission (FCC)'s 2015 Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) rules presents an opportunity for the FCC to "correct its course" and "refocus" the TCPA on "actual abusive marketing practices."
Petition Urges FCC to Clarify TCPA Definition of an Autodialer in Response to Circuit Court Decision
The Insights Association joined a recent FCC petition to clarify the most impactful piece of the TCPA: what constitutes an autodialer.
The Federal Communictions Commission (FCC) has refined their proposal for a database solution to the problem of calls to reassigned cell phone numbers, which subject recipients "of the reassigned number to annoyance and wastes the time and effort of the caller while potentially subjecting the caller to liability."
On November 7, 2017, representatives from the Insights Association met with the Federal Communications Commission's Chairman's staff about the TCPA and marketing research calls