Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) Overview
The Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) is a federal law in the United States that regulates telemarketing calls, auto-dialed calls, prerecorded voice messages, text messages, and fax advertisements. While the TCPA is a federal law, individual states can have their own telemarketing and privacy laws that work in conjunction with or supplement the TCPA.
States can enact their own laws that are more restrictive than the TCPA, but they cannot weaken the protections provided by the federal law. These state laws can include additional consent requirements, regulations for certain types of calls, and provisions for penalties and enforcement. Some states also have their own do-not-call lists.
Read about the Florida telemarketing rules in more detail
State-based TCPA Laws Makes Complying Significantly More Complicated
It's important to note that these examples are not exhaustive, and many other states have or are considering their own telemarketing and privacy laws that can impact how businesses conduct communications with consumers. If your organization operates in or conducts telemarketing to specific states, it's crucial to research and understand the relevant state laws and regulations to ensure compliance.
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