Evaluating The Efficacy Of FCC's New Foreign Robocall Rules

Law360 (August 6, 2019, 4:48 PM EDT) -- On Aug. 1, 2019, the Federal Communications Commission approved new regulations intended to combat “spoofing” calls made by international actors. Through the passage of these new rules, the FCC is implementing a law passed by Congress last year, granting them the ability to regulate the transmission of calls that have been “spoofed” internationally.  

In the past, FCC Chairman Ajit Pai noted the prevalence of such calls, saying, “scammers often robocall us from overseas, and when they do, they typically spoof their numbers to try and trick consumers.” He continued by emphasizing the important role that the rules could play, saying,...

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