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FCC approves rules to block ‘robocall’ phone carriers

23.07.2020
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Telecoms companies will be protected from liability when blocking ‘bad actors’

Carriers will be able to block upstream voice providers passing on illegal or unwanted calls under rules passed by the Federal Communications Commission, reports Ars Technica. Carriers that impose blocking will get safe harbor from liability ‘for the unintended or inadvertent blocking of wanted calls, thus eliminating a concern that kept some companies from implementing robust robocall blocking efforts’, says the FCC. The protection will apply in cases where the ‘bad actor’ telecoms company has responded inadequately to notifications by the FCC that it is carrying illegal traffic. Allowing carriers to block virtually all calls from a particular provider represents a ‘significant change in policy’ says the news site.

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Carriers will be able to block upstream voice providers passing on illegal or unwanted calls under rules passed by the Federal Communications Commission

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Privacy, Safety, Security
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Americas
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Regulatory Watch
Privacy
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