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Effective Date: Telemarketing Sales Rule


Federal Trade Commission.


Final rule.


The Federal Trade Commission (“FTC” or “Commission”) adopts amendments to the Telemarketing Sales Rule (“TSR”) that, among other things, require telemarketers and sellers to maintain additional records of their telemarketing transactions, prohibit material misrepresentations and false or misleading statements in business to business (“B2B”) telemarketing calls, and add a new definition for the term “previous donor.” These amendments are necessary to address technological advances and to continue protecting consumers, including small businesses, from deceptive or abusive telemarketing practices.


The amendments are effective May 16, 2024. However, compliance with 16 CFR 310.5(a)(2) is not required until October 15, 2024. The incorporation by reference of certain material listed in the rule is approved by the Director of the Federal Register as of May 16, 2024.

  • May 16, 2024
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