In a filing with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), the American Bankers Association (ABA) said banks that call or text customers run the risk of being sued under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA), a 23-year-old law that requires consumers’ consent to being called on their mobile phones, Quartz reports. “A single financial institution might be responsible for 50,000 to 60,000 or more potential data security breach notifications per month,” the ABA wrote to the FCC. “A substantial portion of these automated notifications must be sent to mobile telephone numbers.” Meanwhile, Kohl’s has asked a federal judge to throw out a putative TCPA class-action alleging the retailer gathered consumers’ cell-phone numbers for debt-collection purposes. Editor's Note: Find guidance on recent TCPA changes in the IAPP Resource Center.
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