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30 Laws in 30 Days: New tool aims to hold telemarketers, hackers accountable

By Shelby Mullis TheStatehouseFile.com Editor’s note: This is the 14th in a series of stories about new laws that are taking effect, most of them on July 1. INDIANAPOLIS — As scammers and hackers target Hoosiers and their pocketbooks, legislators are searching for a cure. House Enrolled Act 1444 works to strengthen the law when it […]

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Political campaigns warned about the use of robocalls

By Gary Qi TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — As the primary election approaches, Indiana General Attorney Greg Zoeller is warning politicians to follow the state telephone privacy laws. Zoeller sent reminder letters directly to the state chairmen of three parties to help Hoosiers avoid prerecorded, auto-dialing calls. The law restricts the use of technology that automatically dials […]

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Zoeller pushing to keep robocalls to cellphones banned

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Attorney General Greg Zoeller wants Congress to pass legislation to keep a ban on robocalls to cellphones in place. Zoeller, along with 24 other state attorneys general, wrote a letter to the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation asking for a repeal of a recent amendment allowing debt collection […]

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Zoeller: FCC should pass new rules about robocalls

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Attorney General Greg Zoeller wants Hoosiers to urge the Federal Communications Commission to approve new rules concerning automated sales calls, otherwise known as “robocalls.” One of the changes in the proposed rule change would allow phone carriers to implement call-blocking technologies to screen robocalls before they reach an individual’s phone. […]