Archive for ATDS

3rd. Cir. TCPA Ruling Restricts ATDS but Gives Nod to ‘Potential Capacity’

In an Oct. 23 ruling, the Third Circuit Court of Appeals offered a mixed opinion that has the effect of both limiting and expanding the interpretation of automatic telephone dialing systems (ATDS), which can trigger a claim under the federal Telephone Consumer Protection Act. While the ruling poses increased risk for businesses that use dialers to

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Senate Bill Proposes to Make Robocalls a Federal Crime

A bill before the U.S. Senate would make commercial robocalls a federal crime, exacting up to a $20,000 fine and a prison sentence of up to 10 years. Introduced on June 25 by Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY), S. 1681 would criminalize the use of an automatic telephone dialing system or an artificial or prerecorded voice for calls

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