FCC and FTC Partner in Upcoming Efforts to Stop Illegal Robocalls

March 13, 2018

Last week the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced that they will host a joint policy Forum on March 23, 2018 to highlight the actions the agencies and others have taken to fight illegal robocalls. They also announced that one month later, on April 23, they will co-host a Stop Illegal Robocalls Expo in Washington, D.C…

September 19, 2017

Yesterday the Consumer Advisory Committee of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) met to discuss, among other things, “Unwanted Call Blocking.”

First, a little background

In March of this year the Robocalls Working Group developed a set of recommendations that were made available in a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) and Notice of Inquiry (NOI). The goal of the rulemaking activity was to facilitate voice service providers’ blocking of illegal robocalls…