Almost a dozen senators have urged the Federal Communications Commission to uphold consumer privacy protections within the Telephone Consumer Protection Act. Next week the Commission will vote on two dozen proposals seeking to relax enforcement of the Act. According to Senator Markey and others, the FCC's recommendation to permit unsolicited texts and calls without consumer consent "would threaten privacy and result in an increase in disruptive and annoying calls for American consumers." The Commission will vote on the proposals during an Open Meeting on June 18, 2015. EPIC supported enactment of the TCPA and has advocated for strong enforcement.
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