EPIC and Consumer Privacy Groups File Brief Supporting FCC in Telephone Privacy Case

EPIC and six consumer privacy organizations have filed a "friend-of-the-court" brief in support of the Federal Communications Commission in ACA International v. FCC. The case was brought against the FCC by industry groups charged with violating the Telephone Consumer Protection Act. The FCC had made clear that companies cannot make automated or prerecorded calls to consumers without their consent. EPIC argued in its brief that widespread adoption of cell phones "has amplified the nuisance and privacy invasion caused by unwanted calls and text messages." EPIC and the consumer organizations urged the federal court to uphold the FCC order safeguarding consumers.

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