FCC offices issue caller ID / automated call report mandated by traced act


As required by the provisions of the TRACED ACT (Sections 3, 11 and 13), the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Law Enforcement, Consumer and Government Affairs and Wireless Telecommunications Offices have issued on December 22, 2021 a report to Congress covering the complaints. and other actions under the Consumer Telephone Protection Act (TCPA) and the Caller ID Truth Act, which is a component of the TCPA (https://www.fcc.gov/document/fcc-submits-traced-act-annual-report-2021-congress).

The report and its attachments include, among other things, data on (a) consumer complaints alleging a violation of the TCPA, (b) citations issued to enforce certain provisions of the law, (c) liability notices apparent forfeiture, (d) forfeiture orders, (e) forfeiture penalties and fines levied, and (d) FCC proposals / actions to reduce the number of illegal appeals. The data covers various time periods, some covering the five-year period from 2016 to 2020.

In addition, in accordance with section 13 (a) of the TRACED Act, the report provides data on private efforts to “trace the origin of robotic calls suspected of being illegal”, mainly through the group. USTelecom Industry Traceback.

In this regard, the report includes an attached spreadsheet (Attachment A: XlsxExcel Download PDF) which contains “a list of voice service providers identified by the Consortium that have participated in the traceback efforts, a list of each voice service provider that has received a request to participate in the private traceback efforts and has declined, and reason each provider voice service that did not participate provided. The report observes that “[s]service providers may participate in some tracing efforts and decline to participate in other “and” … number of requests and the number of such requests has declined.


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