Petitions Relating to the Definition of an Autodialer c. Other Petitions Kelley Drye’s Communications Practice Group presents this tracker of active Telephone Consumer Protection Act (“TCPA”) petitions before the Federal Communications Commission (“FCC”).
Petitions Relating to "Prior Express Written Consent" b.
The FCC currently has a number of petitions pending related to TCPA interpretation.
The tracker below briefly summarizes each petition and the issues presented in them.
Finally, the Strike Force reported that its initial “do-not-originate” (DNO) trial, during which participating providers, at the request of the Internal Revenue Service, blocked calls that appeared to come from certain IRS phone numbers, led to a 90% reduction in consumer complaints about IRS scam calls.
The group expects to release a full report on the trial after the first quarter of 2017 and plans to expand the trial to include additional providers and telephone numbers.