The Federal Trade Commission prohibits unwanted and misleading text messages and stated that they could be considered “unfair and deceptive.”(See: https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/articles/how-recognize-and-report-spam-text-messages (Links to an external site.))
(Here’s an example (Links to an external site.) of a complaint filed by the FTC against a company over text messages.)
What are the legal protections for those who receive unwanted text messages?
Student responses are one page in length and should be supported with legal fact learned throughout the weekly lecture and text.
Important Note: It is recommended that students submit all of their assignments as attachments created in Microsoft Word instead of typing their submissions in the available text field.
Week 8- Unwanted Texts
|This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeFTC’s legal authority?Identify the law that grants the Federal Trade Commission authority to prohibit unwanted or deceptive texts. (Hint: See the Complaint example)||5.0 pts|
|This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeLegal ProtectionsWhat are the legal protections afforded to those who receive unwanted or misleading texts?||5.0 pts|
|This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeLegal Protections OpinionDo you think the protections are enough? Do they go too far?||5.0 pts|
|This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeResearch resources, Well written and MLA format followedDoes the student cite to the textbook and other academic resources? Is the paper well written? Is MLA style followed with a Works Cited Page that follows the hanging indent format?||5.0 pts|
|Total Points: 20.0|