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New York Adds Text Messaging to its Definition of Telemarketing

This week, Governor Andrew Cuomo signed legislation that added text messaging to the state of New York’s definition of telemarketing communication for purposes of its no-call registry. The legislation, S.3941/A.6040, closes the loophole that previously exempted businesses from the no-call registry restrictions when the communication was sent via text. The goal is to increase protections for consumers against unwanted text solicitations, which has increased over the last year. Gov. Cuomo said in a media release, “Our consumer protections need to keep pace with technology and New Yorkers who have long been plagued by the nuisance of annoying calls from telemarketers now have to contend with unwanted texts attempting to sell them things they don’t want.” This new restriction will take effect on August 12, 2021. This is a reminder for businesses to keep up (or revamp) their compliance with state do-not-call registry requirements, as well as federal Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) restrictions.

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Kathryn Rattigan Attorney Cybersecurity Data Privacy
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Kathryn Rattigan is a member of the firm's Business Litigation Group and Data Privacy + Cybersecurity Team. She advises clients on data privacy and security, cybersecurity, and compliance with related state and federal laws. Kathryn also provides legal advice regarding the use of unmanned aerial systems (UAS, or drones) and Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) regulations. She represents clients across all industries, such as insurance, health care, education, energy, and construction.

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