FCC Proposes Rule on Blocking Text Messages

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The FCC’s draft rule would require wireless carriers to block text messages from certain numbers. 09/29/2022 3:20 P.M. 2 minute read The Federal Communications Commission has released a notice of proposed rulemaking to begin the process of developing blocking rules for text messages. The proposed rulemaking was adopted by the FCC Sept. 23 with the […]

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Regulatory Recap: Comment Requests on ‘Employer-Driven Debt’ and Call Authentication Ongoing; FTC Enforces Credit Karma’s Offers

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Read our recap of regulators’ comment requests of note for the accounts receivable management industry and an update on the FTC’s enforcement activity. 09/07/2022 4 minute read The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and Federal Communications Commission recently announced comment request updates on “employer-driven debt” and call authentication framework rules, respectively. At the Federal Trade Commission, […]

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FCC Needs Balanced Approach in Robocall Mitigation Efforts


In comments to the FCC, ACA International and joint industry trade groups call for robocall mitigation efforts that won’t result in blocking legitimate calls. 08/23/2022 12:15 P.M. 4 minute read A recent proposed rulemaking from the Federal Communications Commission on foreign-originated illegal robocalls and call authentication is drawing concerns from joint industry trade groups that […]

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Robocall Mitigation Efforts Target of FCC Proposed Rulemaking


The FCC proposed rulemaking and request for comment builds on the commission’s actions to stop foreign-originated illegal robocalls by considering if more controls are needed. 08/05/2022 11:00 A.M. 2.5 minute read The Federal Communications Commission is considering more robocall mitigation efforts in a notice of proposed rulemaking focused on foreign-originated illegal robocalls and call authentication, […]

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ACA at the Forefront of Federal and State Advocacy

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The best minds among federal and state industry advocates spoke on a panel at ACA’s 2022 Convention & Expo last week. For members, here are some of their best practices for advocacy and ideas for how you can get involved. 07/26/2022 1:15 P.M. 4.5 minute read Now is the time to be proactive and tell […]

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New Legislation Would Amend the TCPA

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The proposed bill would change the definition of an automatic telephone dialing system to include text messages and remove the requirement that an ATDS must be able to generate numbers randomly or sequentially. Members can read more in this update from Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck. 07/25/2022 9:45 A.M. 6 minute read By Leah Dempsey, Zachary […]

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ACA and Joint Industry Trade Groups Support Immediacy in Call Blocking Notifications

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The groups advocated for call blocking notifications consistent with the requirements of the TRACED Act that blocking entities provide transparent and effective redress. 06/22/2022 2:30 P.M. 4 minute read ACA International continues advocacy with the Federal Communications Commission on immediate notifications of call blocking, including through a meeting with the FCC in partnership with joint […]

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FCC Adopts International Robocall Order


The rules will implement robocall mitigation and build on the FCC’s other efforts to stop illegal robocalls. 05/20/2022 3:30 P.M. 2.5 minute read The Federal Communications Commission has unanimously adopted new rules to and an international robocall order to stop illegal robocalls that originate overseas from entering American phone networks. The proposal issued before the […]

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