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.
FCC OKs Certain Informational Calling and Texts by Schools and Utilities to Wireless Phones under TCPA
By: Douglas Bonner, Rebecca Jacobs, and Marty Stern The FCC recently released a Declaratory Ruling with new clarifications for schools and utilities on autodialed calls and texts and pre-recorded/artificial voice calling under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (“TCPA”) for informational messages. The ruling confirms that it is not a violation […]
Spokeo Injury Requirement May Not Be TCPA Silver Bullet Some Had Predicted, But Nonetheless Dooms Claims of Serial Plaintiff
While many legal analysts predicted the potential demise of TCPA litigation in the wake of the Supreme Court’s Spokeo v. Robins decision in May, as it turns out with all things TCPA, the reality looks to be a bit more nuanced, though the Spokeo decision does appear […]