Court Blocks FTC’s Do Not Call Registry

by Sabrina I. Pacifici on September 24, 2003

Lee R. West, Senior United States District Judge, Western District of Oklahoma, found in favor of U.S. Security, et al., in determining that the Federal Trade Commission did not “have the authority to promulgate a national do not call registry.” The text of the order, issued September 23, is available here, courtesy of EPIC, in pdf.

  • The National Do Not Call Registry has already sign-up 50 million consumers.
  • The Direct Marketing Association’s statement on the decision.
  • Statement of FTC Chairman Timothy J. Muris…”This decision is clearly incorrect. We will seek every recourse to give American consumers a choice to stop unwanted telemarketing calls.”
  • Posted in E-Government, Privacy

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