PayPal is revising its upcoming terms of service to clarify that consumers need not agree to receive autodialed calls or SMS ads, the company said on Monday.
“We will not use autodialed or prerecorded calls or texts to contact our customers for marketing purposes without prior express written consent,” Senior Vice President and General Counsel Louise Pentland said in a blog post. “We respect our customers’ communications preferences and recognize that their consent is required for certain autodialed and prerecorded calls and texts,” she wrote...
...Two weeks ago, four Democratic lawmakers urged the company to back away from the proposed changes to the user agreement. “Consumers should not have to agree to submit themselves to intrusive robocalls in order to use a company's service,” Sens. Ed Markey (D-Mass.), Al Franken (D-Minn.), Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) and Robert Menendez (D-N.J.) said in a June 16 letter to PayPal.