Understanding FCC’s Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) Omnibus Declaratory Ruling: Navigating Compliance Issues and Challenges LIVE Webcast January 22, 2016, 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM (ET)
On July 10, 2015, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) released its TCPA Omnibus Declaratory Ruling “to reiterate and simplify the relevant portions of the TCPA.” The Omnibus Declaratory Ruling laid out a number of TCPA exemptions, reaffirmations, and new rules.
It is clear that the new rules will adversely affect businesses using automatic telephone dialing technologies. The limited exceptions provided in the Omnibus Declaratory Ruling accents the dangers of automated dialing tools. The use of autodialing technologies by businesses will be significantly restricted making it harder and costlier for them to connect with their clients.
In light of these new TCPA requirements, companies using automated calls or texts to communicate with their clients must review their business practices to be able to dodge potential violations.
Several parties have filed suit to seek judicial review of the FCC’s Declaratory Ruling from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit. These parties contend that the FCC overstepped its bounds and drastically expanded liability under the TCPA.
A panel of key thought leaders and practitioners assembled by The Knowledge Group, including Nate Hardy and Seth Williams of The Commlaw Group, will offer a discussion of the fundamentals regarding the FCC’s TCPA Omnibus Declaratory Ruling and its appeal as well as the latest on compliance issues arising from the ruling. The panel will provide their expert opinions on how to avoid TCPA pitfalls, risk issues, and strict liabilities in this two-hour LIVE Webcast.
Key topics include:
- TCPA Omnibus Declaratory Ruling – An Overview
- Consolidated Appeal: ACA International, et al. v. FCC and United States of America
- Compliance Risk Issues and Challenges
- Managing Compliance
- Regulatory Forecasts