FCC Takes Steps Towards Robocall Crackdowns

Law360, New York (July 13, 2017, 2:57 PM EDT) -- At its monthly open meeting Thursday, the Federal Communications Commission voted to look into options for implementing a "comprehensive resource" for identifying reassigned numbers and standards for call authentication, measures aimed at cracking down on unwanted, automated phone calls.

Specifically, the FCC said it's seeking input on how a broad call authentication system could cut down on spam and how creating a database of numbers that have been reassigned to new consumers could help businesses avoid calling people who haven't elected to receive the information. The votes open initial public comment periods on the issues that will run for about a...

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