WASHINGTON (CN) - The Federal Communications Commission soon will be able to require and collect reports regarding the national do-not-call registry, to better track information and enforce rule violations. The FCC has announced that the Office of Management and Budget has approved collection of information for three years.
Effective dates for the rule are Nov. 15, 2012, and Jan. 14 and Oct. 16, 2013, depending on the information requested.
The national do-not-call registry supplements the company-specific do-not-call rules for consumers who want to continue requesting that particular companies not call them.
In February, the FCC revised rules to: require prior express written consent for all autodialed or pre-recorded telemarketing calls to wireless numbers and for all pre-recorded telemarketing calls to residential lines; eliminate the established business relationship exception to the consent requirement for pre-recorded telemarketing calls to residential lines; require telemarketers to include an automated, interactive opt-out mechanism in all pre-recorded telemarketing calls, to allow consumers more easily to opt-out of future robocalls during a robocall itself; and require telemarketers to comply with the 3 percent limit on hang-ups during each calling campaign.
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