Section 13(c) of the Pallone-Thune TRACED ACT required the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) Enforcement Bureau (Bureau), not later than 210 days after date of enactment (i.e., by July 27, 2020) and “annually thereafter to issue a notice seeking comment on private-led efforts to trace back the source of suspected unlawful robocalls, and not later than one year after that date and annually thereafter to issue a report on the status of such private-led efforts.”

On July 20, 2021, the Bureau released a Public Notice

(https://docs.fcc.gov/public/attachments/DA-21-864A1.pdf ) that “requests voice service providers and the registered consortium, USTelecom’s Industry Traceback Group (Traceback Group), to submit any information necessary for the Commission’s annual report on the state of private led efforts to trace back the origin of suspected unlawful robocalls.”

Each annual report must contain at least the following information

“1. A description of private-led efforts to trace back the origin of suspected unlawful robocalls by the registered consortium and the actions taken by the registered consortium to coordinate with the Commission.

2. A list of voice service providers identified by the registered consortium that participated in private-led efforts to trace back the origin of suspected unlawful robocalls through the registered consortium.

3. A list of each voice service provider that received a request from the registered consortium to participate in private led efforts to trace back the origin of suspected unlawful robocalls and refused to participate, as identified by the registered consortium.

4. The reason, if any, each voice service provider identified by the registered consortium provided for not participating in private-led efforts to trace back the origin of suspected unlawful robocalls.

5. A description of how the Commission may use the information provided to the Commission by voice service providers or the registered consortium that have participated in private-led efforts to trace back the origin of suspected unlawful robocalls in the enforcement efforts by the Commission.”

The reporting period for the Bureau’s request for information is from July 27, 2021 to October 31, 2021. Submissions are due by November 15, 2021.

So there are two kinds of people in the world–the heroes and legends that attended the Great Vegas Compliance Palooza, and everybody else.

What a show!

If you’re not here you’re missing out. The Archduke’s CID workshop received rave reviews–several folks said the content was the BEST they had EVER seen at a conference!–and everyone learned a ton.

And the keynotes?! Wow! Talk about insight. Absolutely unreal how talented George and Vlada are–no wonder they’re trusted to resolve international crises for countries around the world. So cool for them to share tips on crisis management–I learned a ton.

Tomorrow (Day 2) will be a huge blowout with Ericka, Ari, Glenn, Puja and I all taking the stage to discuss data breach, TCPA, and CFPB CIDs. Plus SPECIAL GUEST Jack Kingston will address the conference during the lunch hour.

This thing is absolutely jammed packed. And stilt walkers, DJs, and a MJ impersonator doesn’t hurt.

Palooza baby!