The FCC had its Open Meeting for June today and on the agenda was issuing an NPRM for “Strengthening Consumer Consent for Robocalls and Robotexts” The commission approved for the purposed NPRM to move forward. From the published date there will be a period of 30 days for comments and 45 days to reply to comments.
This new NPRM is set to tackle the following items:
- Propose to require that callers and texters must honor company-specific do-not-call and revocation-of-consent requests subject to the TCPA within 24 hours of receipt.
- Propose to limit a current broad exemption to the consent requirement by requiring wireless providers to honor their customers’ requests to cease robocalls and robotexts subject to the TCPA.
- Propose to codify the Commission’s 2015 ruling that consumers can revoke consent under the TCPA through any reasonable means.
- Propose to codify the Commission’s Soundbite Declaratory Ruling clarification that robotexters can send a one-time text message confirming a consumer’s revocation of consent as long as the confirmation text only confirms the called party’s request and does not include any marketing or promotional information, and the text is the only additional message sent to the called party after receipt of the opt-out request.
- Propose to codify and seek comment on a number of other TCPA consent-related issues raised in pending petitions for declaratory ruling
Currently, the link to the press release is broken on the FCC website, check back for an update!!