Sen. Wants New Rules, Technology To Fight Illegal Robocalls

Law360, New York (July 10, 2013, 10:25 PM EDT) -- Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., on Wednesday pushed to give federal regulators new powers to curb illegal robocalls and called on the industry to develop technology to combat the practice, saying during a subcommittee hearing that the current framework was insufficient to deter scammers.

While acknowledging that the National Do-Not-Call registry created by Congress in 2003 has been a “successful government program,” McCaskill said during a hearing of the consumer protection subcommittee that she chairs that the list has failed to guard against the robocall scams that...
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