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Telemarketing Rules Go Into Effect this Month

PRIVACY LAW—U.S.

October 3, 2013

Mintz Levin’s Privacy and Security Matters reports that the Federal Communications Commission telemarketing rules go into effect on October 16. The rules require companies to gain express consent before calling consumers with prerecorded messages or “robocalling” wireless numbers, the report states. Consent must be written and include the number and signature of the consumer. While an electronic signature is acceptable, the agreement must also state that consent is not required “as a condition of purchasing any property, goods or services.”
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