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Circuit split on automatic telephone dialing systems under the TCPA reinforces importance of obtaining prior express written consent

A federal court in Missouri recently held that a restaurant’s promotional text messages did not violate the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) because the messaging equipment used by the restaurant did not qualify as an automatic telephone dialing system (ATDS) as defined by the statute. The district court noted a split between the circuit courts … Continue Reading

Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh talks to Reed Smith about privacy and consumer protection

Reed Smith IP, Tech & Data attorneys Divonne Smoyer and Alexis Cocco conducted an in-depth Q&A with Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh. During the interview, he discusses his priorities for data privacy and security for Maryland, including his hopes for future legislation in both Maryland and federally. AG Frosh is currently in his second term … Continue Reading

Georgia Attorney General Chris Carr discusses his thoughts on breaches and federal law

Reed Smith IP, Tech & Data attorneys Divonne Smoyer and Alexis Cocco conducted an in-depth Q&A with Georgia Attorney General Chris Carr. During the Q&A, he discusses why he doesn’t mind that his state doesn’t have mandatory breach notification requirements and what he wants to see in a federal privacy law, should one come to … Continue Reading
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