FCC Proposes New Systems to Reduce Illegal Robocalls and Announces Fine Against Autodialing Platform


July 25, 2017

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) marked another step in its effort to curtail illegal robocalls. During its recent Open Meeting, the FCC approved Notices of Inquiry (NOIs) into Call Authentication methods and into Advanced Methods to Target Unlawful Robocalls that, respectively, seek input on efforts to institute a caller ID-based “Trust Anchor,” and to develop a re-assigned numbers database.

Opening comments to the NOIs are due on August, 14, 2017 and August 28, 2017, respectively, with each having a 30-day deadline for replies. In addition to issuing the NOIs, the FCC also approved a forfeiture order against Dialing Services, LLC, marking the first time that the FCC has imposed liability against a telemarketing platform rather than a calling entity...