Do Not Call Implementation Act, 2003 President Bush signed into law on March 3, 2003 the (DNCIA) which provides for the FTC to collect fees from the sellers and telemarketers to fund the establishment and maintenance of the National Do Not Call Registry. This law was enacted because in 1995 the original law prohibited deceptive telemarketing acts or practices along with other abusive telemarketing acts or practices. It also required that telemarketers may not undertake a pattern of unsolicited telephone calls which the consumer would consider coercive or abusive of his or her right to privacy. The FTC also addressed a range of deceptive telemarketing practices, including: misrepresentation or failure to disclose specific material aspects of a transaction; assisting and facilitating a third party who violates the Rule; credit card laundering; and failing to obtain the consumer’s express verifiable authorization when payment was by demand draft or “phone check.” Also, the original TSR addressed numerous abusive practices, including: calling before 8:00am or after 9:00pm; calling consumers who previously requested not to be called by or on behalf of a particular seller; and requesting or accepting payment for certain services strongly associated with fraud before actually performing those services.
Children Internet Protection Act, 2000 The Children Internet Protection Act went into effect on April 20, 2000. This new law placed restriction on the use of funding that is available…