Grants the authority to the Federal Trade Commission to create the National Do-Not-Call Registry in the United States. The registry is open to all consumers, allowing them to place their phone numbers on a national list which makes it illegal for telemarketers to make unsolicited calls to those numbers, the only exceptions being for political activities and non-profit organizations. Originally consumers would have to re-register their numbers with the FTC every five years for continued prevention, but the Do-Not-Call Improvement Act of 2007 extended registration indefinitely. Violations can be enforced by the FTC, Federal Communications Commission, and state attorneys general with up to a $16,000 fine per violation.
Do-Not-Call Implementation Act of 2003
The Data & Marketing Association has developed this checklist to assist marketers in developing a do-not-call policy for consumers. It was designed to be consistent with the DMA's Guidelines for Ethical Business Practice as well as with Federal and State Do-Not-Call laws. Click To View (PDF) ...