The Senate has passed the TRACED Act (Telephone Robocall Abuse Criminal Enforcement and Deterrence) requiring telephone carriers to update technologies and practices around robocalling.
FCC enforcement provisions of the act include:
- Extension to the statute of limitations from one to four years for robocall violations
- Penalties of up to $10,000 per call (yes you read that right)
- An inter-agency task force between the FTC, Department of Justice, State Dept, Homeland Security, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and State Attorneys General
- Requires implementation of STIR/SHAKEN technology to prevent call spoofing
The President signed the act into law December 30th 2019 with wide bi-partisan support.