Trade Groups Raise Concerns About FCC Robocall Rules
Some groups are vying for robocalls - they make them money
The Federal Communications Commission’s effort to take a more aggressive stance on robocalls has met with resistance from organizations in the financial, healthcare, and debt collection industries that say proposed new rules that would curtail automated nuisance or “spoof” calls might also prevent legitimate calls from reaching consumers.
According to the Wall Street Journal, at least four associations—the debt-collector trade group ACA International, the American Association of Healthcare Administrative Management, the Credit Union National Association (CUNA) and the American Bankers Association—met with FCC officials to raise concerns about the rule, which would allow phone companies to actively block robocalls.
Currently, phone companies can block such calls only for customers who opt in. As USA Today notes, the proposed rules are intended to clarify what phone companies may legally do to curb robocalls.
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