ACA International Joins Forces to Urge FCC to Act on TCPA Petition

Coalition of industry organizations asks for expeditious action on clarifying ATDS definition in the law.

2/7/2020 10:00 AM

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ACA International Joins Forces to Urge FCC to Act on TCPA Petition

As federal courts continue to issue a patchwork of rulings to interpret the definition of an automatic telephone dialing system (ATDS), the accounts receivable management industry and consumers need clarity on the Telephone Consumer Protection Act through the Federal Communications Commission.

ACA International, with a host of industry organizations including the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform, American Association of Healthcare Administrative Management, American Bankers Association, American Financial Services Association, Consumer Bankers Association, Credit Union National Association, Edison Electric Institute, Electronic Transactions Association, Home Furnishings Association, Insights Association, Mortgage Bankers Association, National Association of Federally-Insured Credit Unions, National Association of Mutual Insurance Companies, National Retail Federation, Restaurant Law Center, and Student Loan Servicing Alliance, are asking for that clarity through a decision by the FCC on the Petition for Declaratory Ruling on an ATDS filed nearly two years ago.

“Doing so would bring much-needed clarity to the definition of ATDS and stop the spread of differing court interpretations that have followed in the wake of the D.C. Circuit’s decision in ACA International v. FCC, which was pending before the court for over two years after the Commission issued its 2015 Declaratory Ruling and Order,” a letter from the organizations’ leaders, including ACA’s Vice President and Senior Counsel of Federal Advocacy Leah Dempsey, states.

“With substantial progress made to combat illegal calls, the Commission should take action to ensure that consumers receive the important, and often time-sensitive, informational calls that legitimate businesses place by reforming the Commission’s TCPA interpretations. Addressing unresolved TCPA issues should be one of the Commission’s very top priorities in 2020.”

Read the complete letter here.


Follow ACA International on Twitter @ACAIntl and @acacollector, Facebook and request to join our LinkedIn group for news and event updates. ACA International members are welcome to submit news items for possible publication to comm@acainternational.org. Visit our publications page for news submission guidelines and subscriptions to ACA Daily, Collector magazine and Pulse.

Advertising is available for companies wishing to promote their products or services. Be sure to visit the ACA Events Calendar on the Education and Training page to view our listing of upcoming CORE Curriculum and Hot Topic seminars featuring critical educational opportunities for your company.


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ACA International Joins Forces to Urge FCC to Act on TCPA Petition

As federal courts continue to issue a patchwork of rulings to interpret the definition of an automatic telephone dialing system (ATDS), the accounts receivable management industry and consumers need clarity on the Telephone Consumer Protection Act through the Federal Communications Commission.

ACA International, with a host of industry organizations including the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform, American Association of Healthcare Administrative Management, American Bankers Association, American Financial Services Association, Consumer Bankers Association, Credit Union National Association, Edison Electric Institute, Electronic Transactions Association, Home Furnishings Association, Insights Association, Mortgage Bankers Association, National Association of Federally-Insured Credit Unions, National Association of Mutual Insurance Companies, National Retail Federation, Restaurant Law Center, and Student Loan Servicing Alliance, are asking for that clarity through a decision by the FCC on the Petition for Declaratory Ruling on an ATDS filed nearly two years ago.

“Doing so would bring much-needed clarity to the definition of ATDS and stop the spread of differing court interpretations that have followed in the wake of the D.C. Circuit’s decision in ACA International v. FCC, which was pending before the court for over two years after the Commission issued its 2015 Declaratory Ruling and Order,” a letter from the organizations’ leaders, including ACA’s Vice President and Senior Counsel of Federal Advocacy Leah Dempsey, states.

“With substantial progress made to combat illegal calls, the Commission should take action to ensure that consumers receive the important, and often time-sensitive, informational calls that legitimate businesses place by reforming the Commission’s TCPA interpretations. Addressing unresolved TCPA issues should be one of the Commission’s very top priorities in 2020.”

Read the complete letter here.


Follow ACA International on Twitter @ACAIntl and @acacollector, Facebook and request to join our LinkedIn group for news and event updates. ACA International members are welcome to submit news items for possible publication to comm@acainternational.org. Visit our publications page for news submission guidelines and subscriptions to ACA Daily, Collector magazine and Pulse.

Advertising is available for companies wishing to promote their products or services. Be sure to visit the ACA Events Calendar on the Education and Training page to view our listing of upcoming CORE Curriculum and Hot Topic seminars featuring critical educational opportunities for your company.


Subscribe to ACA Daily NEWSROOM

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