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FCC and FTC to Co-Host Technology Expo Aimed at Combatting Illegal Robocalls

As we previously reported, the Federal Communications Commission and the Federal Trade Commission recently issued a joint announcement regarding two events “aimed at furthering the fight against illegal robocalls and caller ID spoofing.” The first event was a joint policy forum that was held on March 23, 2018. The second event, which will be held on April 23, 2018, is an expo that will “showcase technologies, devices, and applications to minimize or eliminate the illegal robocalls consumers receive.”

The free and public expo will feature brief remarks from FCC Chairman Ajit Pai and acting FTC Chairman Maureen K. Ohlhausen, as well as demonstrations from the following companies:

  • AT&T

  • Call Control

  • Comcast Corporation

  • Digitone Communications

  • First Orion Corp.

  • Hiya

  • Neustar Communications

  • Nomorobo

  • Reverd LLC

  • Scammer Jammer

  • South Coast Telecom Inc.

  • T-Mobile

  • TNS

  • Verizon

  • VTech Communications, Inc.

  • YouMail

Additional information on the Stop Illegal Robocalls Expo is available here.

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John Yi, Drinker Biddle Law Firm, Philadelphia, Communications and Securities Law Attorney

John S. Yi represents clients in civil and criminal litigations in federal court, as well as investigations and enforcement actions by the United States Department of Justice, the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Federal Trade Commission and other regulatory bodies. John has assisted clients with internal investigations and compliance strategies. John also defends a number of class action cases with a wide variety of claims including issues arising under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) and Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA). John is a...