Understanding the FCC’s New Declaratory Rulings Concerning Telephone Consumer Protection Act

Understanding the FCC’s New Declaratory Rulings Concerning Telephone Consumer Protection Act

On July 10, 2015, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) released a 140-page Omnibus Declaratory Ruling and Order in response to more than two dozen petitions from businesses, attorneys general, and consumers seeking clarity on how the FCC interprets the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA).

FCC Issues TCPA Guidance in Its Declaratory Ruling

FCC Issues TCPA Guidance in Its Declaratory Ruling

In response to businesses and attorneys general request for more guidance on the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA), the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) released guidance on June 18, 2015 regarding robocall blocking, autodialers, and recycled telephone numbers, and on July 15, 2015, the official Declaratory Ruling and Order (FCC 15-72) was published in the federal register.