Fax advertisements must include opt-out language even if they are sent with the recipient’s prior express consent. However, the FCC has provided a retroactive waiver for petitioners who failed to previously include the language.Read More
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GroupMe allows users to create and join text-based groups to communicate, much like a private chat room. It its terms of service, GroupMe requires group creators to obtain consent from other users to receive group texts. In its ruling, the FCC stated “we expect that the intermediary and autodialer user will already have some established relationship, contractual or otherwise, which lays out the responsibilities of each/provides assurance that actual consent has been obtained….” Therefore, the Commission held that a friend or other associate of a consumer may obtain and convey to GroupMe that a consumer actually provided prior express consent.Read More