Alert July 24, 2012

FTC To Hold RoboCall Summit

The FTC announced that it will hold a summit to examine robocall problems.  The summit, which will be held on October 18, 2012 in Washington, DC, “will focus on exploring initiatives that could potentially be used to trace robocalls, prevent wrongdoers from faking caller ID data, and stop illegal calls.”  In the press release announcing the summit, the FTC noted that robocalls are the target of an enforcement crackdown by the FTC, and also that the FTC recently answered questions related to robocalls via Facebook and Twitter. The summit will be open to the public.