FCC’s Pai OKs Call Authentication Plan To Beat Robocalls


May 14, 2018

Law360 (May 14, 2018, 6:13 PM EDT) -- Phone call authentication to combat “spoofed” robocalls assuming a fake number is one step closer after Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai on Monday accepted recommendations from a federal advisory committee for selecting a “governance authority” to implement the authentication framework.

The North American Numbering Council, or NANC, recommended that industry take point on “expeditiously” naming a governance authority to handle implementation of the SHAKEN/STIR framework, according to the announcement from Pai. In it, Pai touted the use of “digital fingerprint[s]” for phone calls to ensure...