From the Web: ‘Much-Needed TCPA Reform Would Support Small Businesses and Spur Economic Benefits’


10/20/2017 3:00:00 PM

Congress and the Federal Communications Commission can help by faciliting practical, streamlined TCPA framework revisions.

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Compliance challenges and litigation associated with the Telephone Consumer Protection Act are “increasingly a threat to many U.S. companies—particularly small businesses,” according to an article by Mark Brennan, a partner with Hogan Lovells US LLP.

“To help address this issue and support the U.S. economy, Congress and the Federal Communications Commission (“FCC”) should revise the current TCPA framework and facilitate reasonable, practical compliance approaches for companies attempting in good faith to communicate with customers,” Brennan writes.

ACA International has long advocated for TCPA reform, especially with many companies in the credit and collection industry classified as small businesses, and is currently challenging FCC’s 2015 Omnibus Declaratory Ruling and Order in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit case ACA International v. Federal Communications Commission. 

“Under the current framework, businesses across industries are essentially forced to pay out millions in TCPA settlements instead of investing that money into jobs, business operations, infrastructure, or innovation,” Brennan writes.

“Small businesses, in particular, would benefit from a more clear, streamlined and practical TCPA framework. Congress and the FCC can fix these problems and help support economic growth in the U.S. by providing for clear TCPA requirements and reasonable, practical compliance approaches.”

Read Brennan’s complete article here.

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