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FCC Issues Revised Rules on Telemarketing Calls

PRIVACY LAW—U.S.

June 15, 2012

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has finalized its rules that require telemarketers to obtain prior written consent for all autodialed or pre-recorded telemarketing calls to wireless phones and prerecorded telemarketing calls to residential lines, reports Hunton & Williams' Privacy and Information Security Law Blog. The rules implement the FCC's February 2012 Report and Order, which the commission called "yet another victory for consumers...By requiring prior written consent, consumers will be making an affirmative and definitive choice whether or not to receive telemarketing robocalls," the report states. The rules become effective July 11.
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