Court Upholds Telemarketing Do-Not-Call Registry

On February 17, 2004, the Tenth Circuit federal appeals court in Denver has ruled that the do-not-call registry created by the federal government last fall "prevents the invasion of consumer privacy."

According to a report by the IGA the ruling included the notation that businesses are not restricted from soliciting in other ways.

"The challenged regulations do not hinder any business's ability to contact consumers by other means, such as through direct mailings or other forms of advertising," the ruling said.

The IGA's report indicated that the telemarketing industry is considering an appeal to the United States Supreme Court.

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