FCC and FTC Partner in Upcoming Efforts to Stop Illegal Robocalls

Last week the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced that they will host a joint policy Forum on March 23, 2018 to highlight the actions the agencies and others have taken to fight illegal robocalls. They also announced that one month later, on April 23, they will co-host a Stop Illegal Robocalls Expo in Washington, D.C.

About the March 23 Forum

According to the announcement, the Forum will discuss past, current, and potential future regulatory action to protect consumers and empower telephone service providers to block illegal robocalls. It will include an in-depth discussion of recent policy changes and enforcement actions to stop illegal robocalls along with an overview of technological solutions consumers can employ to combat illegal robocalls. The Forum will feature speakers from the technology, consumer advocacy, and regulatory communities, among others.

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