National Do-Not-Call Registry (U.S.)

Allows U.S. consumers to place their phone number on a national list, preventing calls from unsolicited telemarketers. This registration is now permanent and can be enforced by the Federal Trade CommissionFederal Communication Commission and state attorneys general with up to a $16,000 fine per violation. Cell phones are protected from any unsolicited automatic-dialed calls through other FCC regulations.

Link to: National Do-Not-Call Registry

Associated term(s): Federal Trade Commission, Federal Communication Commission, Do-Not-Call Implementation Act, Do-Not-Call Improvement Act

Tags: U.S.