In the News Today - September 16, 2016

September 16, 2016
  • House Panel to Hold TCPA Hearing: The House Energy and Commerce Communications and Technology Subcommittee will hold a hearing on September 22 on the Telephone Consumer Protect Act (TCPA). "As technology evolves, so too should our laws. The TCPA should be ensuring Americans receive the calls they want without being harassed by calls they don't. Instead, it's a prime example of an outdated law that lags behind modern communications technology and consumer preferences," said Chairman Greg Walden (R-Ore.). (The Hill)

  • U.K. Serious Fraud Office to Incentivize Deferred Prosecution Agreements: The U.K.’s Serious Fraud Office is “willing to encourage more companies accused of wrongdoing to enter into deferred prosecution agreements by trying to ensure bigger discounts to financial penalties than the usual one-third awarded for guilty pleas.” (Law360)