FCC Commissioner Michael O’Rielly said Thursday the FCC has an obligation to resolve many of the worthy TCPA petitions that are currently pending and cited CUNA’s petition, as a "common-sense request" the agency should address.
CUNA is concerned about proposed action from the FCC that would block robocalls by default, believing it could result in serious disruptions to credit union-member communications. The commission will vote June 6 on a declaratory ruling.
Mobile phone usage trends suggest that the Federal Communications Commission’s existing interpretation of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act and implementing regulations is both outdated and harmful to consumers and credit unions.
As Congress considers the budget for the Federal Communications Commission, it is imperative Congress encourage the agency to modernize implementing regulations for the Telephone Consumer Protection Act, CUNA said Wednesday.
While credit unions share concerns about unwanted robocalls to consumers, CUNA believes the TRACED Act as presently drafted would negatively impact credit union-member communications, it wrote to Senate Commerce Committee leadership.
CUNA Chief Advocacy Officer Ryan Donovan wrote to all 535 Congressional offices Thursday, urging Congress to encourage the FCC to act on the TCPA to clarify communications from credit unions are not subject to restrictions.
CUNA highlighted several credit unions and leagues emphasizing the critical importance of a narrow definition of an automated telephone dialing system in its reply comments to a Federal Communications Commission petition Thursday
A court decision that broadens the definition of an automated telephone dialing system is flawed and should be rejected, CUNA wrote to the Federal Communications Commission Wednesday in response to an FCC petition.
The FCC has issued a proposal seeking further comment on the definition of an autodialer under the TCPA. CUNA has called on the FCC to clarify the definition of autodialer in a May petition to the FCC.