Last week, I spoke on a panel at the IAPP Privacy Academy about upcoming changes to FCC regulations governing the “prior express consent” requirement for, among other things, autodialed promotional text message and prerecorded call programs under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA). These changes will take effect next week, on October 16, 2013. Some companies are aware of these changes, but many are not. The TCPA provides for a private right of action and statutory penalties of up to $1500 per violation, which can add up to substantial exposure in the class action context. Our Client Alert on the subject provides additional detail.