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FTC Pledges Not to Drop Any Numbers From Do Not Call Registry, Pending Final Congressional or Agency Action on Whether to Make Registration Permanent

Providing Federal Trade Commission testimony today before the U.S. House of Representatives’ Subcommittee on Commerce, Trade, and Consumer Protection of the Energy and Commerce Committee, Bureau of Consumer Protection Director Lydia Parnes addressed issues related to the National Do Not Call (DNC) Registry, Internet safety, and financial services.

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Statement by FTC Chairman Deborah Platt Majoras on the Do Not Call Registry Decision Announced Today

The Federal Trade Commission today announced that it will not remove any telephone numbers from the National Do Not Call Registry for telemarketers, based on the five-year registration period, pending final Congressional or agency action regarding whether to make registration permanent. We made this decision in response to consumer concerns regarding this popular program.

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