New robocall regulations likely to spark deluge of litigation

As of mid-October, the FCC requires “prior express written consent” under new changes.

With less than 24 hours until Election Day, many voters are ready for the incessant campaigning and robocalls to cease. Robocalls are automated calls that voters and consumers receive from political candidates and businesses to push their respective campaigns. They are also used by healthcare providers to communicate appointment reminders and other notifications to patients.

Industry experts say that new telemarketing regulations that require companies to obtain written consent before placing robocalls to consumers’ cell phones are likely to generate a “flood of litigation, especially when you consider that class action lawsuits filed under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) are already on the rise under previous regulations,” The Hill noted in a recent blog post.

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