Today, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced an extension of the deadline for comments on its Telemarketing Sales Rule (TSR).  The new comment deadline is November 13, 2014.  Among the issues the FTC is seeking comment on are whether the TSR’s pre-acquired account information provisions should be modified; what impact, if any, the increasing use of general media to solicit inbound calls to make purchases is having; and the costs and burdens of modifying the TSR’s recordkeeping requirements to require telemarketers to retain their own call records.

Greg Oshel