On December 14, 2020, the Federal Communications Communication (“FCC”) issued an Order on Reconsideration (“Order”) overturning a 2016 decision that allowed federal government contractors to robocall consumers without their prior express consent. The Order updated the FCC’s previous interpretation of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (“TCPA”). Now, the FCC has made clear that certain government contractors are not exempt from TCPA robocall regulations. Federal government contractors are, therefore, required to obtain prior express consent before calling consumers through automated means.
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