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Facebook wants Supreme Court to review Ninth Circuit Ruling- Attorney Michelle Cohen quoted by Bloomberg Law

Facebook Robocall Case Gives Justices Shot to Define Autodialer

By: Bloomberg Law

U.S. courts haven’t agreed about what constitutes an autodialer since at least March 2018, when the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit struck down the Federal Communications Commission’s definition in ACA International v. FCC. Social networks, debt collectors, retailers, and other companies have been left to wonder whether their robocalls are breaking the law.

“In this day of online businesses, it’s hard to communicate with customers when your calls and texts might be permissible in one jurisdiction but not in another,” Michelle Cohen, who heads Ifrah Law’s data privacy and cyber security practice group, said.

The TCPA restricts the use of autodialers, also called automatic telephone dialing systems (ATDS), to call or text consumers.



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