Wiley Rein: FCC Extends Regulatory Reach Over AI: Announces TCPA Restrictions Cover AI Generated Voices in Outbound Calls | Practical Law

Wiley Rein: FCC Extends Regulatory Reach Over AI: Announces TCPA Restrictions Cover AI Generated Voices in Outbound Calls | Practical Law

On February 8, 2024, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) announced the unanimous adoption of a Declaratory Ruling that "confirm[s] that the Telephone Consumer Protection Act's (TCPA) restrictions on the use of 'artificial or prerecorded voice' encompass current AI technologies that generate human voices." The ruling, which takes effect immediately, states that AI-generated voice calls will be governed like other "artificial or prerecorded voice" calls under the TCPA, which are legal but subject to a range of restrictions

Wiley Rein: FCC Extends Regulatory Reach Over AI: Announces TCPA Restrictions Cover AI Generated Voices in Outbound Calls

by Wiley Rein LLP
Published on 13 Feb 2024USA (National/Federal)
On February 8, 2024, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) announced the unanimous adoption of a Declaratory Ruling that "confirm[s] that the Telephone Consumer Protection Act's (TCPA) restrictions on the use of 'artificial or prerecorded voice' encompass current AI technologies that generate human voices." The ruling, which takes effect immediately, states that AI-generated voice calls will be governed like other "artificial or prerecorded voice" calls under the TCPA, which are legal but subject to a range of restrictions