- Caller ID Authentication Technology. Within 1 year after the bill's enactment, the FCC must pass regulations requiring voice service providers (VSPs) to implement effective call authentication technology (e.g., SHAKEN/STIR protocol). The VSPs must also attest that they only allow calls to go through after appropriately authenticating the calling party number transmitted with the call. The VSPs must implement their systems and provide attestations within 6 months after the FCC passes its regulations. The regulations must include guidelines for VSPs to use to implement effective call authentication technology.
- Caller ID Spoofing Rules. Within 1 year, the FCC must initiate a rulemaking process to evaluate and create regulations to protect consumers from calls and text messages from unauthenticated numbers. The FCC's focus would be on "fraudulent provision of misleading or inaccurate caller identification information" and how best to block calls/texts from unauthenticated callers. The FCC must also create a process for private entities to share information with the FCC about spoofed calls and text messages.
- Robocall Blocking Services. Within 1 year, the FCC shall take a final agency action to ensure robocall blocking services provided on an opt-out or opt-in basis are provided to consumers for no charge, provided to callers with no charge for resolving complaints related to erroneously blocked calls, and to make reasonable efforts to avoid blocking emergency safety calls.
- TCPA Exceptions Must Be Limited (Including BBA Exception for Federal Debts). The FCC must limit any exceptions for calls that do not require consent (e.g., the exception for calls to collect debts owed to the federal government) by specifying:
- Protection From One-Ring Scams. Within 120 days, the FCC shall initiate proceedings to protect consumers from "one-ring scams" which are defined as "a scam in which a caller makes a call and allows the call to ring the called party for a short duration, in order to prompt the called party to return the call, thereby subjecting the called party to charges."
- FCC Report on Reassigned Number Database. Within 1 year, the FCC must file a public report on its efforts to establish the long-awaited database of phone numbers that have been disconnected or reassigned. On December 12, 2018, the FCC announced it would adopt rules to establish the database. The rules would require VSPs to submit monthly reports with information regarding permanently disconnected numbers to the database. The rules would also require "a minimum aging period of 45 days before permanently disconnected telephone numbers can be reassigned."
- FCC Annual Reports on Complaints and Enforcement. Within 1 year (and on an annual basis), the FCC must coordinate with the FTC to file a public report on enforcement activities related to these issues. The report must include the following information:
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