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Canada and US cooperate on robocalls and spoofing

The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) has signed a memorandum of understanding with the US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) that will allow both organisations to work more collaboratively on the growing threat that unwanted robocalls (also known as automated dialling-announcing device calls) pose to citizens in Canada and the US. “Furthermore, this agreement will enable the CRTC and the FCC to facilitate research and education related to robocalls and illegitimate caller ID spoofing. The organisations have also committed to sharing knowledge and expertise through training programmes and staff exchanges, as well as inform each other of legal developments in their respective jurisdictions.” In June 2016, the CRTC also signed a memorandum of understanding with ten international enforcement agencies to fight unlawful spam and unsolicited telecommunications. Read more

  • Tuesday, 22 November 2016

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