FCC Order in the Matter of Toll Free Service Access Codes provided by ICB Toll Free News. Judith Oppenheimer, Publisher

1999 Monitoring Study Final Report Call Center Management Review recently conducted a focused survey to uncover key data on current call center monitor-ing practices and policies. Over 200 call centers participated in the study, completed in September 1999.

From the Direct Marketing Association - The Telephone Preference Service (TPS) is an effective means of purging your calling lists of consumers who do not want to receive calls at home. Using TPS can be the single most important contribution your company can make to preserving the information access that is the foundation of successful direct marketing. Subscribe to the TPS -- if you are not already a subscriber, you should be.

the FCC's Telephone Consumer Protection Act of 1991 On December 20, 1991, the U.S. Congress enacted the Telephone Consumer Protection Act of 1991 (TCPA), Public Law 102-243, which amended the Communications Act of 1934 by adding a new section 47 U.S.C. 227. The TCPA mandated that the Commission implement regulations to protect the privacy rights of citizens by restricting the use of the telephone network for unsolicited advertising.

The FTC publishes great information about telemarketing Start here for a great list of items including:

Telemarketing Sales Rule

Federal Trade Commission Sales Rule Telemarketing fraud robs Americans of at least $40 billion a year. Through enforcement and consumer education we can reduce both the number of scams and the number of victims. This page provides information for consumers about telemarketing fraud. It also has resource materials for educators, companies, agencies, and community organizations to distribute to their constituencies.

DMA Teleservices Council Includes a Quarterly Legislative Update by council in Washington DC.