Known in its entirety under the law TRACED name (Palle-Abuse Phe Abuse robocall Criminal Enforcement and Deterrence Act) anti-robocall planned legislati became law. This decisi follows almost unanimous bipartisan support in the Senate and the House of Representatives.
“This historic legislati will provide US csumers even greater protecti against unwanted automated calls,” wrote the office Stephanie Grisham, Press Secretary of the White House.
“American families deserve ctrol of their communicatis,” the statement said, “and this legislati will update our laws and regulatis to toughen penalties, increase transparency and improve collaborati of the government to stop unwanted solicitatis.”
“President Dald J. Trump is proud to have worked with Cgress to get this bipartisan legislati his desk, and even more proud to promulgate today,” he ccluded.
The Palle-Thune TRACED law, the name of the representative Frank Palle, Jr. (D-N.J.) And Senator John Thune (R-S.D.) Extends mainly the powers and authority of the Federal Communicatis Commissi. The FCC will be able to impose fines of up to $ 10,000 per call for automated calls defined as abusing the system and committing offenses. Offenders can now be prosecuted by the Justice Department.
Operators will implement or develop a type of authenticati technology STIR / SHAKEN, which aims to fight against the usurpati of phe numbers. They will also be required to offer free to their users call blocking services. Previously, 12 telephe companies, including ATT and Veriz promised to implement authenticati procedures.
“The Federal Communicatis Commissi (FCC) to promulgate rules establishing when a provider can block a voice call based the informati provided by the authenticati framework of calls,” said a summary of previous Cgress.gov, “but must also establish a process allowing a caller affected by the framework to verify the authenticity of his call. “
With this new law, the FCC will be required to report annually the applicati, but will also be able to recommend other laws. Before the entry into force of the law, the FCC will also work the rules for calls and SMS.
“I applaud the Cgress for bipartisan way worked against illegal automated calls and identity theft,” said FCC Chairman Ajit Pai, in a statement. “I thank the President and Cgress for additial tools and flexibility that the law provides.”
“Specifically, I am pleased that the agency now has a period lger limitati in which we can pursue fraudsters,” he ctinued, “and I look forward to the removal of a previously warning required that we had to give illegal callers before imposing severe sanctis. ”