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Reply comments submitted to FCC re: TRACED Act
Posted November 03, 2020 by CUNA Advocacy

CUNA has filed reply comments with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) for its regulatory review of certain exemptions to the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA).  The review was mandated by the Telephone Robocall Abuse Criminal Enforcement and Deterrence Act (TRACED Act). 

In its letter, CUNA argues that “the initial comments demonstrate overwhelming support for retaining the current exemptions, particularly the exemption for commercial informational calls to residential lines, without imposing additional restrictions.”  The letter also points out the importance of such critical informational calls to credit union members, and highlights submitted comments against arbitrary caps or “opt out” requirements.  In addition, CUNA echoed trade group requests for modest modifications to the financial services exigency exemption to make it more effective, and reiterated its longstanding request for the FCC to extend existing residential informational call exemptions to wireless phones.

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