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Congress Considers TRACED Act- An Increased Effort Against Illegal Robocalls

Savvy Scammers May Put Bipartisan Robocall Bill to Test (1)

By Alexis Kramer and Sara Merken

 

Still, others say the measure is a positive step that, combined with FCC, industry, and other efforts, could help reduce unwanted robocalls.

The bill is “one part of the solution, by strengthening enforcement and allowing carriers to block some calls,” Michelle W. Cohen, lead partner of Ifrah Law PLLC’s privacy and data security practice, said. But, she said, it’ll be “most effective in conjunction with other efforts,” such as the FCC’s move to create a database to let telemarketers check reassigned numbers.

“There is likely no single solution to the problem of unwanted robocalls, but the TRACED Act should be a significant move in the right direction,” Cohen said.

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