FCC to Report on Robocall Progress; Fundamental Issues Remain Related to Debt Collection

This week the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) published a notice soliciting input for an upcoming staff report on robocalling. The report was requested by the FCC in November 2018, specifying that it should cover progress made by industry, government and consumers in combatting illegal robocalls, as well as the remaining challenges to continuing the efforts. The Commission requested quantitative data including calling trends and consumer complaints, as well as other relevant information.

These are some of the questions asked by the FCC’s Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau (Bureau), which has been directed to prepare the report:

The Bureau is also seeking trend data – using January 2018 as a baseline - that will assist in identifying which voice service providers, which types of calls, which types of scams, etc. are more/less effective. The Notice does suggest it is possible to seek confidential treatment for all or part of a submission, should it include “competitively sensitive information, or information likely to allow unlawful callers to circumvent filtering mechanisms.”

View this content by subscribing

Please register to unlock this content

I already have an account. Log in