(Indianapolis, Ind.) – Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller is planning to fight Congress on a proposed law that would eliminate the restrictions of the state's Do Not Call list.
Zoeller says the proposed law, the Mobile Information Call Act of 2011, would allow robo-calls to be made to cell phones and permit businesses to contact Hoosiers without their consent.
"This measure proposed by Congress constitutes a federal assault on Americans' privacy that would allow robo-call messages to be sent en masse to people who do not want and have to pay for these calls," Zoeller said. "There is a clear and present danger that Hoosiers' privacy will be disrupted in the sanctity of their homes. This is not the help constituents need from Washington, D.C."
Zoeller said the proposal would amend the Communications Act of 1934 and render all state attorneys general unable to enforce state laws against junk faxes, prerecorded calls or text messages.
More than two million people are currently on Indiana’s Do Not Call list.