Commission approval of report to Congress: The Commission has approved the issuance of a report to Congress regarding the Do Not Call Registry for Fiscal Year 2006. The report, which is available now as a link to this press release on the FTC’s Web site, has been submitted to the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Energy and Commerce and the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, as required by Section 4(b) of the Do Not Call Implementation Act.
The report contains information on the following topics: 1) an analysis of the effectiveness of the Registry; 2) the number of consumers who have placed their telephone numbers on the Registry; 3) the number of entities paying fees to access the Registry and the amount of the fees; 4) the progress of coordinating the operation and enforcement of the Registry with similar registries maintained by the states; 5) the progress of coordinating the operation and enforcement of the Registry with enforcement activities of the Federal Communications Commission under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act; and 6) FTC enforcement of the Registry under the Telemarketing Sales Rule. The Commission vote approving issuance of the report was 5-0. (FTC File No. R034305; the staff contact is John Krebs, Bureau of Consumer Protection, 202-326-3747.)
Copies of the documents mentioned in this release are available from the FTC’s Web site at http://www.ftc.gov and from the FTC’s Consumer Response Center, Room 130, 600 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W., Washington, DC 20580. Call toll-free: 1-877-FTC-HELP.