Apologies for the unscheduled time out of the office last week. I missed all of you too! Thanks for all the messages of support.
Anyhoo, while I was out there were lots of fun developments. I promise to cover all of them this week.
But FIRST–did you see Paul’s article on Florida? Talk about back sliding.
The Florida legislature’s new proposed autodialer definition includes click-to-dial systems specifically! Here it is again for those who missed it:
“automated system” means “a computerized, mechanical, or other technological system or device that creates a telephone number, stores or selects any telephone number from any database or list, and then causes that telephone number to be called. The term includes any system which the caller or any other person operates by click-to-call or which the caller or any other person selects telephone numbers from a list to call. The term does not include a user selecting telephone numbers from a contact list or telephone log on a cellular, handheld, or landline device.”
I need to think through this, but this definition may be (unintentionally?) broader than the original definition. Obviously this is not the direction we were hoping these amendments would move in. We continue to carefully monitor things. More to come–on this and other TCPA news.
Also BE PREPARED–some truly enormous news is coming in the next couple of weeks. Stay tuned.