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FTC Proposes Protection Against Telemarketing for Small Business

Posted: May 5, 2022 | Author: FTC
compliance  Federal Register  FTC  Telemarketing Sales Rule 

The Federal Trade Commission recently announced a proposal to extend protections against telemarketing tricks and traps to small businesses and strengthen safeguards against other pernicious telemarketing tactics plaguing consumers.

The agency is seeking comments on updates to the Telemarketing Sales Rule that would protect small businesses against business-to-business telemarketing schemes, address tech-support scams that target seniors, and extend click-to-cancel requirements to telemarketing.

The FTC issued a notice of proposed rulemaking that would amend the recordkeeping rules of the Telemarketing Sales Rule (TSR, 16 CFR Part 310) and prohibit deception in business-to-business telemarketing calls.

The FTC also issued an advance notice of proposed rulemaking seeking information on issues related to tech-support scams, click-to-cancel requirements, and robocalls and other telemarketing to small businesses. Comments will be accepted on both notices for 60 days following Federal Register publication.

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