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1991 Congressional Hearing Shows How Far TCPA Has Strayed

  • Written by Artin Betpera for The National Law Review

In Part III of TCPAland’s review of the comments submitted to the FCC, I noted that some of the consumer-side comments submitted to the FCC pointed to a 1991 Senate Subcommittee Hearing in which “predictive dialers” were supposedly discussed.  This hearing was used to make the point that this technology was in existence at the time the TCPA was passed in 1992, and was therefore intended to be regulated by Congress.

As I mentioned in Friday’s article, I was going to personally watch that hearing and provide you with my breakdown.  And as promised, I dutifully sat down over the weekend and watched the recording of that two and a half hour hearing.

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