AT&T Lobbies For 'Safe Harbor' In Robocall Policy

By Kelcee Griffis (September 1, 2017, 6:52 PM EDT) -- AT&T Inc. recently spoke up in support of a so-called safe harbor provision in robocall crackdown measures that the Federal Communications Commission is considering, telling the agency in a Thursday ex parte filing that service providers should be given credit for their good-faith efforts.

The telecom giant argued that cooperative providers should not be penalized for cases of inadvertent infractions, as the agency moves toward restricting automated calling activity.

"If adopted through a rulemaking process, the safe harbor would apply to those service providers that cooperate with industry-led efforts designed to address the issue of illegal robocalls and implement policies and...

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