Defining key statutory terms and identifying methods to revoke consent in the Telephone Consumer Protection Act will help reduce confusion for credit unions trying to remain in compliance, CUNA wrote to the FCC Wednesday.
CUNA joined several other organizations Thursday to file a petition requesting the Federal Communications Commission take action to clarify the definition of an automatic telephone dialing system for purposes of the TCPA.
CUNA joined several organizations to call on a House Energy and Commerce subcommittee to encourage the Federal Communications Commission to clarify the definition of an autodialer, among other actions.
The TCPA is impacting consumer-friendly communications between credit unions and their members, CUNA Senior Director of Advocacy and Counsel Leah Dempsey told a Federal Communications Bar Association panel discussion.
More than a dozen bipartisan members of Congress wrote to Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai Monday asking for CUNA-requested clarifications of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act, as presented in its petition.
Numerous comments by credit unions and state leagues, other trade associations, consumer groups, and other third parties support CUNA’s petition calling for reforms to the TCPA, and CUNA highlighted these in its response comments to the petition.
CUNA is urging credit union stakeholders to submit comments to the FCC supporting its TCPA petition. CUNA filed its petition last month, and the FCC opened it for comment a week later, with comments due Nov. 6.