The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and Federal Communications Commission (FCC) will co-host a Joint Policy Forum to discuss the regulatory challenges posed by illegal robocalls and what the agencies are doing to both protect consumers and encourage the development of private-sector solutions.
This event will be held on Friday, March 23, 2018, from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Commission Meeting Room at FCC Headquarters, 445 12th Street, SW, Washington, DC.
The tentative agenda for the Joint Policy Forum is outlined below:
Welcome Remarks by Patrick Webre, Chief, Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau, FCC
Opening Remarks by Ajit Pai, Chairman, FCC
Video Remarks by Maureen K. Ohlhausen, Acting Chairman, FTC
Remarks by Mignon Clyburn, Commissioner, FCC
Panel 1: Challenges Facing Consumers and Industry Today
Discussion topics will include the factors driving the volume of illegal robocalls; new threats to consumers, such as Caller ID spoofing; and protections for legitimate callers.
|10:15 am||Remarks by Brendan Carr, Commissioner, FCC|
Panel 2: Recent Regulatory and Enforcement Efforts
Discussion topics will include an overview of the relevant law; recent FCC, FTC, and state actions to protect consumers; and enforcement challenges.
|11:25 am||Remarks by Terrell McSweeny, Commissioner, FTC|
Panel 3: Solutions and Tools for Consumers
Discussion topics will include third-party solutions and other resources available to empower consumers; and industry efforts to develop Caller ID authentication.
|12:30 pm||Closing Remarks by Svetlana Gans, Chief of Staff to Acting Chairman Maureen K. Ohlhausen, FTC|
The Policy Forum is open to the public and registration is not required, but seating is limited. Attendees are advised to arrive at least 30 minutes prior to the event to allow time to go through security.
The Policy Forum will be webcast on the FCC webpage at fcc.gov/live and information about the event is available at: fcc.gov/news-events/events/2018/03/fighting-scourge-illegal-robocalls.
Reasonable accommodations for people with disabilities are available upon request. Include a description of the accommodation you will need and tell us how to contact you if we need more information. Make your request as early as possible. Last minute requests will be accepted, but may be impossible to fill. Send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or call the FCC’s Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau at 202-418-0530 (voice), 202-418-0432 (tty).
For questions or additional information about the Policy Forum, contact Keyla Hernandez-Ulloa of the FCC’s Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau at (202) 418-0965 or Keyla.Hernandez-Ulloa@fcc.gov; or Janice Kopec of the FTC’s Bureau of Consumer Protection at (202) 326-2550.
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CONTACT FOR CONSUMERS:
FTC Consumer Response Center
Mitchell J. Katz
FTC Office of Public Affairs
FCC Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau