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June 16, 2015

WSJ Commentary: FCC Should Fix Abused TCPA Law

Adonis Hoffman, a Democrat and former senior legal advisor to FCC Commissioner Mignon Clyburn, penned an op-ed for the Wall Street Journal urging the FCC to clarify long-abused ambiguities in the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA).

The law was intended to protect consumers from unwanted marketing calls; however, since its enactment in 1991, it “has become one of the favorite vehicles for class-action lawsuits against companies that seek to communicate” with consumers, says Hoffman.

An FCC vote on a petition to clarify the TCPA is slated for June 18. Chairman Tom Wheeler has indicated that he will not vote in support of a review of the law.

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