On November 14, 2018, the Federal Communications Commission ("FCC") issued an order ("2018 Order") formally eliminating the requirement that opt-out notices must be included on faxes sent with the recipients' prior consent pursuant to the Telephone Consumer Protection Act ("TCPA"). The FCC's new TCPA law guidance appears to be in direct response to the decision from the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals in Bais Yaakov of Spring Valley, et al. v. FCC, which held that the FCC lacked the power to issue a ruling purporting to dictate the content of solicited - as opposed to unsolicited - faxes. On that basis, the D.C. Circuit struck down certain portions of the FCC's 2006 Junk Fax Rule as invalid.
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