New Written Consent Requirements Under the TCPA

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) approved and published its amended Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) regulations in February 2012, imposing additional consent, abandonment, and opt-out requirements for prerecorded or autodialed telemarketing calls. The new call abandonment and opt-out requirements went into effect in November 2012 and January 2013, respectively. (See our alert on these requirements here. The new written consent requirements for telemarketing calls go into effect on October 16, 2013. <more>