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The federal Telephone Consumer Protection Act of 1991 (TCPA), the CAN-SPAM Act of 2003 (formally, the Controlling the Assault of Non-Solicited Pornography and Marketing Act) and related state laws are designed to protect consumers from unwanted telephone calls, e-mails, faxes and text messages. But, for businesses, the effect is often just the opposite. TCPA and CAN-SPAM can expose businesses to consumer class action lawsuits and to regulatory action by the Federal Trade Commission or the Federal Communications Commission. This is sometimes the case even when the messages covered under TCPA and CAN-SPAM did not originate from the business, but rather from a third party.
Pepper Hamilton has successfully litigated TCPA and CAN-SPAM cases, including defending clients against class action suits, and has counseled clients on compliance with related privacy, security and consumer protection laws to reduce the risk of exposure to TCPA and CAN-SPAM-related litigation and administrative actions taken by government agencies.
To assist clients in managing the types of issues that arise from TCPA and CAN-SPAM-related claims, Pepper has assembled a team of attorneys experienced in commercial litigation, government contracts, and privacy, security and data protection issues.