Court records show that the ruling was made six years after a man in Montana sued Facebook. According to his complaint, Noah Duguid did not have a Facebook account and never gave the company’s mobile phone number, but somehow stored it in the company’s database.
He keeps receiving text messages He claimed that even if he followed the instructions on how to stop the message, it still came from the social media company. Duguid told CNN that the texts only stopped after he filed a lawsuit.
The case depends on the court̵
His lawyer argued that Facebook’s automated messaging violated the bill’s rules prohibiting automated dialing and sending text messages to mobile phones. In order to comply with the requirements of the “automatic telephone dialing system”, the bill stipulates that the equipment must have the following functions: Or produce Use random or sequential number generator for phone numbers.
But the evidence in Duguid’s case shows that Facebook did not use an automatic dialer in the message sent to him-the technology is now obsolete-found in a verdict written by court judge Sonia Sotomayor , Facebook did not violate the law.
She wrote in her opinion: “Duguayde had a dispute with Congress, and Congress did not define the automatic dialer as resilient as he wanted.” “The court must explain what Congress wrote, that is,’use random or continuous The’digital generator’ will modify the’storage’ and the’production’.
A Facebook spokesperson wrote in an email statement: “As the court recognized, the provisions of the law are in no way intended to prohibit companies from sending targeted security notices, and the court’s decision will allow companies to continue their efforts to protect them. The security of user accounts.”
The National Consumer Law Center (National Consumer Law Center), an advocacy organization for low-income consumers, expressed the hope that the automated call company will transform its automated system to reflect Facebook’s behavior..