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FCC Chairman Accepts Working Group’s Recommendations for Call Authentication

May 16, 2018 ACA International

May 16, 2018

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai has accepted recommendations for an industry-developed call authentication system intended to stop the use of Caller ID spoofing from the North American Numbering Council (NANC.)

The NANC was created as a Federal Advisory Committee to advise the FCC on call numbering issues and to make recommendations.

“We’ve been aggressively moving forward on new regulations and enforcement to crack down on the flood of unwanted robocalls. But a critical element of solving this problem is call authentication—essentially, creating a ‘digital fingerprint’ for each phone call that scammers can’t spoof or misuse,” FCC Chairman Ajit Pai said in a news release . “That would allow any consumer to pick up the phone with confidence…