Earlier this week, many folks misunderstood the FCC's announcement that they were fining AT&T for calling people who asked not to be called. Despite popular perception, that case was not about the national "do not call" list, but rather about AT&T's own internal "do not call" list, where people had explicitly told AT&T not to call them. Now, however, we may have the first real lawsuit filed concerning the national "do not call list" - but it's being filed by the California attorney general. I didn't know the specifics of the law, but I had been under the impression that the FTC (or the FCC) would be the enforcement arm. The article, though, explains that the FTC and FCC are simply compiling a list of the complaints, which are then available to law enforcement to take action on. However, the details are still a little off. It appears that there are various restrictions on who can sue who for how much - so that this lawsuit actually would have much lower levels of fines than the $11,000 per incident that has been talked about elsewhere.
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