Congress yesterday passed the 2019 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which includes a section on prohibitions ofcertain telecommunications and video surveillance equipment (Sec. 889). The bill is expected to be signed into law by the President shortly. The bill’s prohibitions explicitly cover the use of ZTE […]
Marty Stern leads the Communications, Technology & Media practice and Womble Bond Dickinson and is a trusted advisor to his clients on regulatory, policy and commercial matters across the communications, technology and media sectors.. Marty advises companies on TCPA compliance risk and mitigation strategies across calling and texting platforms and business units and the creation of TCPA compliance programs, and works with the Firm's TCPA Class Action Defense Litigation team. He also has significant experience with Truth in Caller ID Act matters.
In a Press Release earlier this week, FCC Chaiman Pai gave his blessing to a report of the North American Numbering Council on “SHAKEN/STIR”, an industry-developed set of protocols and operational procedures for the cryptographic signing of telephone calls, designed to authenticate telephone calls and mitigate Caller ID spoofing and illegal robocalling. Basically, SHAKEN/STIR is intended to eliminate the use of illegitimate spoofed numbers from the telephone system by establishing a trust-based system for authenticating legitimate ones.