Robocalls – Are they Legal?
IN THE NEWS – ELIJAH Digest | April 18, 2019 Computer Forensic, Cybersecurity and Managed IT Solutions. A Robocall is an automated telephone call which delivers a recorded message (as if from a robot), typically on behalf of a political party or telemarketing company. In 2017, 5% of all cell phone calls were robocalls. In 2018 the number rose to 30%. In 2019, the number is expected to rise to 50% and have a major impact on data and cybersecurity. So, are these legal? The short answer is yes. The Federal Telephone Consumer Protection Act of 1991 allows for the non-commercial robocalls to most residential telephone lines. After receiving more than 215,000 consumer complaints in 2014 alone, the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) strengthened and clarified its regulations protecting consumers from unwanted robocalls and spam emails and texts. The Commission issued a package of declaratory rulings in June 2015 that… Read more »Read More