Limitations to Robo Calls May be Forthcoming

| Tue Nov. 28, 2006 2:33 PM EST

A Federal Trade Commission proposal likely going into effect in January will prohibit telemarketers from making "robo calls" to any customer -- unless a customer gives written permission to do so.

It is impossible to tell if this is a long-planned development, a product of Barack Obama getting serious, or a result of Mother Jones' strenuous coverage of the issue. I think we all know the answer.