TRACED Act Increased Penalty And Statute Of Limitations To Take Effect July 27
Per the Federal Register of June 26, 2020, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) rules implementing Section 3 of the Pallone-Thune TRACED Act will take effect on July 27, 2020 (https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2020-06-26/pdf/2020-11252.pdf).
TCPAWorld previously reported on the FCC’s rulemaking to implement these provisions (https://www.natlawreview.com/article/fcc-acts-to-implement-requirements-section-3-traced-act). Section 3 eliminates requirements for citations in the case of certain TCPA violations. It also adds the potential for a penalty of up to $10,000 per intentional unlawful robocall in addition to the forfeiture penalty amount that may otherwise be proposed under the relevant provisions of the Communications Act. Finally, it increased the statute of limitations to four years within which the FCC can propose a fine for spoofing and intentional robocall violations.