Mr. Chairman, I am Timothy J. Muris, Chairman of the Federal Trade Commission.1 I am pleased to appear today, on behalf of the Commission, to provide the Committee with information about our recently-announced amendments to the Telemarketing Sales Rule (“TSR” or “Rule”). In particular, you have asked about our request for authority to collect fees to offset the costs of implementing the “do-not-call” amendments to the TSR. Our testimony provides an overview of the TSR amendment process, discussion of the do-not-call provisions, and an examination of the funding request. The do-not-call registry is an important aspect of the Commission’s ongoing efforts to protect consumers’ privacy, and we look forward to working with this Committee to ensure its implementation in scal year 2003.
Timothy J. Muris,
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