The Federal Communications Commission on Tuesday began blocking phone traffic from providers who have not taken certain steps to prevent robocalls.
The agency in April launched the “Robocall Mitigation Database” for call providers to file certifications stating they have implemented STIR/SHAKEN, which is a caller ID authentication technology.
Call providers and intermediate call providers will be prohibited from directly accepting phone traffic from other providers that did not file a certification or detailed robocall mitigation plan in the database.
“Today’s deadline establishes a very powerful tool for blocking unlawful robocalls. We will continue to do everything in our power to ...