FCC Enforcement Bureau requests Traceback Consortium

Enforcement Bureau requests interested consortia to file Letters of Intent to conduct private traceback efforts pursuant to section 13(d) of the TRACED Act


The Pallone-Thune Telephone Robocall Abuse Criminal Enforcement and Deterrence Act (TRACED Act) was signed into law on December 30, 2019.
Congress required the Federal Communications Commission, not later than 90 days after that date, to “issue rules to establish a registration process for the registration of a single consortium that conducts private-led efforts to trace back the origin of suspected unlawful robocalls.”

The Commission adopted rules to require any consortium that seeks to be selected as the single registered consortium to file a Letter of Intent to conduct private traceback efforts and directed the Enforcement Bureau to issue a public notice to that effect no later than April 28th each year.