SCOTUS Settles Robocaller Debate

On April 1, the Supreme Court settled a technical dispute between two camps in the federal Circuit Court of Appeals over what constitutes an automatic telephone dialing system, more commonly referred to as a robocaller.

In Facebook v.Duguid, the Court ruled that a device or software that only stores telephone numbers but does not also have “a random or sequential number generator” as part of its functionality is not an autodialer. Therefore, the numbers dialed don’t require the consent of the receiving party under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA).

Read more at Bolder Advocacy’s blog.