The Proliferation of Robocalls

Since the enactment of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) in 1991, technological advances in the way people communicate have often outpaced the ability of the courts and the Federal Communications Commission to reconcile those advances with the TCPA.  The proliferation of cell phones and other devices and the omnipresence of the Internet, unimaginable 25 years ago, have resulted in an avalanche of TCPA class actions. One emerging development in this realm is “Voice Over Internet Protocol” (VoIP) technology. Only a few courts have addressed issues relating to VoIP and the TCPA, and so far the FCC has remained silent on the issue. Read the full article…