FCC Chairman Gives Industry SHAKEN/STIR Solution “License to Kill” Spoofed Robocalls

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.

Jeff Tarkenton in Radio World: How iHeart Media Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Will Work

Questions abound surrounding iHeartMedia’s voluntary Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing. Womble Bond Dickinson attorney Jeff Tarkenton provided some possible answers in a recent interview with Radio World. Tarkenton’s thoughts on the filing include: iHeartMedia can continue to operate as normal during its reorganization. “The purpose of iHeartMedia’s reorganization is […]

Net Neutrality Order Deep-Dive: Open Internet Rules Repealed, Transparency Requirements Remain, FTC Role over Broadband Privacy Restored…For Now

By Carri Bennet, Michael Bennet, Rebecca Jacobs Goldman, Howard Shapiro and Marty Stern In this Client Alert, we provide a deep dive on the FCC’s recent Declaratory Ruling, Report and Order, and Order,1that largely repeals the so-called “Open Internet” regulatory framework implemented by the prior FCC Chairman in […]