Crypto Freedom PAC Faces Lawsuit for TCPA Violations

News | June 28, 2023 By:

The Crypto Freedom PAC is currently facing a lawsuit that accuses it of violating the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA).

The lawsuit, filed earlier this month in the United States District Court for the District of Arizona, claims that the PAC’s actions resulted in harm, as he experienced a temporary deprivation of his telephone’s legitimate use and an invasion of his privacy.

Furthermore, the plaintiff argues that he was charged for the calls and that they caused frustration, annoyance, and disturbance to his solitude. The lawsuit also alleges that the PAC utilized an Automatic Telephone Dialing System (ATDS), which has been deemed uniquely harmful by a recent Third Circuit case interpreting the TCPA.

Enacted in 1991, the TCPA aims to restrict telemarketing calls as well as the use of artificial or prerecorded voice messages. In this particular case, the plaintiff asserts that the PAC violated TCPA 47 US 227, which prohibits the delivery of messages through prerecorded or artificial voices without prior consent from the receiving party.

The Crypto Freedom PAC, according to its website, is focused on supporting candidates who advocate for crypto freedom and oppose government overreach in digital asset regulation. In the upcoming election, the PAC is endorsing candidates, including Ted Budd from North Carolina, Blake Masters from Arizona, and Adam Laxalt from Nevada, all of whom are Republicans aiming to defeat anti-crypto Democrats such as Elizabeth Warren and Sherrod Brown.

With impending crypto regulation in the United States, the subject of cryptocurrencies is expected to play a significant role in the upcoming elections. Notable figures like Robert F. Kennedy Jr. and President Joe Biden have already addressed digital assets. Kennedy Jr. expressed concerns over impeding the industry’s growth and innovation, while Biden emphasized the potential for reinforcing American leadership in the global financial system.

A copy of the original filing can be found here.