Laura Berthold Monteros writes:
Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) introduced the Robocall Privacy Act on Wednesday, July 13, which will tighten controls on automated political calls. Robocalls are prerecorded messages from commercial or political organizations that automatically dial phone numbers and play the message when the receiver is picked up.
The Robocall Privacy Act takes the 2009 regulations into the political arena by setting restrictions on calls made by political organizations. It provides for a fine for violators and allows voters to sue but not to receive a monetary award.
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