TCPA Tracker: FCC to Vote on Anti-Spoofing Amendments

  • Written by Kelley Drye & Warren LLP for JD Supra

At its August 1, 2019, Open Meeting, the Commission is expected to vote on a draft order that would implement two changes to the FCC’s Truth in Caller ID rules. The changes are required by amendments to the Communications Act, made by the RAY BAUM’S Act of 2018, which strengthen the FCC’s authority over spoofed calls. First, the draft order would revise the Commission’s rules to prohibit persons or entities outside the United States—if the recipient is within the United States—from knowingly causing a caller ID service to transmit or display misleading or inaccurate caller identification information with the intent to defraud, cause harm, or wrongfully obtain anything of value. The current rules only apply to persons and entities within the United States.

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