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New Autodialer Definition Proposed by Florida Legislature TCPA

Hi people

My apologies for the unexpected absence from the office last week. I missed you all too! Thanks for all the messages of support.

Anyway, while I was out there were a lot of fun developments. I promise to cover them all this week.

But FIRST, have you seen Paul’s article on Florida? Talk about the back slide.

The new definition of autodialer proposed by the Florida Legislature specifically includes click-to-dial systems! Here it is again for those who missed it:

“automated system” means “a computerized, mechanical or other technology system or device that creates a telephone number, stores or selects a telephone number from a database or list, and then causes that telephone number to be called The term includes any system that the caller or other person operates by click-to-call or that the caller or other person selects telephone numbers from a list to call. The term does not include a user selecting telephone numbers from a contact list or phone log on a cellular, portable or landline device.

I have to think about this, but this definition may be (unintentionally?) broader than the original definition. Obviously, this is not the direction we hoped these changes would go. We continue to monitor things carefully. More to come – on this and other TCPA news.

Also be prepared – some really big news is coming in the next few weeks. Stay tuned.

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