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FCC Amends its Junk Fax Rules to Address Established Business Relationships

April 17, 2006

By Carl W. Northrop and J. Steven Rich

As part of the continuing efforts of Congress and the FCC to balance the legitimate needs of businesses to communicate with their customers against the costs and privacy concerns related to receiving unwanted facsimile messages, the FCC released an order on April 6 in which it amends certain provisions of its rules that relate to so-called “junk faxes.”