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FCC Issues Two Important TCPA Decisions

31 March 2014

Focus on Regulation

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has adopted two Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) decisions that significantly impact compliance obligations for a wide range of organizations that make or facilitate voice calls or text messages to consumers. In the first order, the Cargo Airline Association (CAA), represented by Hogan Lovells, obtained a first-of-its-kind exemption from the TCPA's "prior express consent" restriction on autodialed and prerecorded telephone calls and text messages to wireless telephone numbers. In a second decision granting in part a petition filed by GroupMe, Inc., the FCC clarified that a consumer's "prior express consent" to receive autodialed text messages on his or her wireless telephone number may be obtained through and conveyed by an intermediary.

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