FCC Unlawful Robocall Tracebacks

On Mar. 20, FCC issued collection on unlawful robocall tracebacks.

  • FCC requested information on private-led traceback efforts of unlawful robocalls.
  • Traceback Reporting
  • Telephone robocall abuse criminal enforcement and deterrence (TRACE) act (PL 116-105) required FCC to seek information annually about the status of traceback efforts.
  • Requests information from voice service providers (VSPs) and registered consortium.
  • Report must include a description of private-led efforts to trace back origin of unlaw robocalls, a list of VSPs that participated and a list of VSPs requested to participate.
  • The reason, if any, each VSP identified by the registered consortium provided for not participating in private-led efforts to trace back origin of suspected unlawful robocalls.
  • Additionally, provide a description of how FCC will use information to trace back the origin of suspected unlawful robocalls in the enforcement efforts by the Commission.
  • Provided submission process; defined steps on how to file confidential information.
  • Deadline
  • Reporting period is from Jan. 1, 2023, to Dec. 31, 2023; submission due May 1, 2024.

Regulators FCC
Entity Types Corp
Reference PR DA 24-277, 3/20/2024; Docket 20-195; Citation: PL 116-105;
Functions Advertising; Complaints; Legal; Operations; Reporting
Countries United States of America
Products Corporate
Regions Am
Rule Type Final
Rule Date 3/20/2024
Effective Date 5/1/2024
Rule Id 205523
Linked to N/A
Reg. Last Update 3/20/2024
Report Section US Consumer

Last substantive update on 03/24/2024