For Release: September 24, 2003
The Federal Trade Commission today filed a motion in the United States District Court for the Western District of Oklahoma for a stay pending appeal of the court's September 23, 2003, order declaring the FTC's Do Not Call (DNC) registry invalid. The Commission has also filed a notice of appeal of the September 23rd order.
The rule's registry provisions that protect consumers from unwanted telemarketing calls were scheduled to take effect on October 1, 2003. Consumers may continue to sign up for the registry, and telemarketers may continue to access area codes in the registry. The Do Not Call registry currently contains 50.6 million consumers' telephone numbers.
Office of Public Affairs