This post was written by Amy S. Mushahwar.

Over the course of the past couple weeks, the Federal Communications Commission released a flurry of Public Notices, putting out for comment seven pending Requests for Declaratory Rulings, most relating to the use of auto-dialing technologies, and all relating to application of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act of 1991 (TCPA). Moreover, a number of other, similar requests have been put out for public comment by the FCC in recent months. The majority of these requests seek interpretation or clarification of how the TCPA’s definition of an “autodialer” is to be applied in a wide variety of circumstances that have resulted from technological developments in the decade since the TCPA was enacted.

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Research and drafting assistance for this post was provided by Reed Smith Legal Intern Patricia Cave.