New US bill: up to $ 10,000 in fines for illegal calls
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Jan 2020

Kirsten Thomas

New US bill: up to $ 10,000 in fines for illegal calls

After months of discussion, the US Congress on Thursday approved a significant bill designed to prevent software from collecting large numbers of phone numbers and dialing out illegal promotional calls. The president of the United States is expected to sign it into law in the next few days.

The new bill gives the federal government new powers to hunt down sales calls from machines. The FCC may fine up to $ 10,000 for each illegal call.

In addition, the passage of the bill will require major telecommunications operators such as AT & T, Verizon, and T-Mobile to deploy a new technology called STIR / SHAKEN in their networks, with the aim of making it easier for users to know if they have received these illegal robot sales. phone.