NAFCU to FCC: Clear up TCPA uncertainty for CUs

NAFCU asked the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to clear up confusion surrounding the definition of an automatic telephone dialing system (ATDS) in light of recent court decisions so credit unions can contact their members without fear of inadvertently breaking the law.

The association’s call for action and rulemaking was sent Tuesday to FCC Chairman Ajit Pai, whom NAFCU President and CEO Dan Berger met with in May to discuss the commission’s approach to Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) rulemakings. The letter was also sent to Commissioners Michael O’Rielly, Brendan Carr, and Jessica Rosenworcel.

NAFCU’s letter, sent by Executive Vice President of Government Affairs and General Counsel Carrie Hunt, explains that the FCC’s 2015 order “created an environment that produced absurd results and lined the pockets of plaintiffs’ attorneys seeking to take advantage of a vague statute and the Commission’s expansive interpretation.”


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