June 12, 2018
4.1 billion. That’s the number of robocalls made to American consumers last month, according to the robocall index operated by YouMail, a robocall blocking service.
Managing illegal robocalls has been the FCC’s responsibility since the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) was signed in 1991, but a recent court decision means the FCC must reconsider how it defines—and handles—the most annoying phone calls.
In March, the U.S. federal appeals court in D.C. found that the Commission’s definition of autodialer could potentially apply to smartphones, and had to be reworked...