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August 1, 2016

In the News Today — August 1, 2016

Feds Exempt Themselves from the TCPA: The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) made two rulings that effectively exempt the federal government from lawsuits brought under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA). The FCC ruled the federal government is not a “person” as defined by the TCPA, and that “calls made by the federal government are for a “benevolent purpose,” thus exempting the Feds from the law. Kimberly Chow, associate at Reed Smith, called the exemptions “hypocritical.” (Forbes/Legal Newsline)

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