TRACED Act scheduled for consideration in committee

The TRACED Act (Telephone Robocall Abuse Criminal Enforcement and Deterrence Act), has been scheduled for consideration at a meeting of the US Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation on April 3, 2019.

Senator John Thune

The TRACED Act was introduced in November 2018 as S. 3655, sponsored by Senators John Thune (R-S.D.) and Ed Markey (D-Mass.), and reintroduced in January 2019 as S. 151.

The proposed legislation would amend the Communications Act of 1934 with a mandate for voice service providers to use STIR/SHAKEN as follows:

“Not later than 18 months after the date of enactment of this Act, the Federal Communications Commission shall require a provider of voice service to implement the STIR/SHAKEN authentication framework in the internet protocol networks of voice service providers.”

The legislation also includes safe harbor provisions for providers of voice services who inadvertently block or misidentify the level of trust for calls, despite having taken reasonable care.

Senator Ed Markey

The TRACED Act has picked up several additional sponsors:

Jerry Moran (R-Kan.), Cory Gardner (R-Colo.), Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.), Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.), Deb Fischer (R-Neb.), Krysten Sinema (D-Ariz.), Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.), Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.), Todd Young (R-Ind.), Jon Tester (D-Mont.)

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