In a victory for Facebook, but what some legislators call a misinterpretation that could open the robocall floodgates, the Supreme Court has ruled unanimously that its automatic texting regime for informing a user when someone is trying to log into their account from a new device does not violate the Telephone Consumer Protection Act.
Some top Democrats said the Court decision was a disaster and they were preparing legislation to reverse it.
Facebook had been the subject of a class action suit over that texting regime alleging that it violated the TCPA because it maintained a database that stored numbers to be automatically dialed. Facebook said it was not using a “random or sequential number generator,” which is what the TCPA restricts. » Read More