The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) issued a Public Notice on February 5, 2014 reminding filers that the deadline for filing annual certificates of compliance with the Customer Proprietary Network Information (CPNI) rules is due March 1, 2014. The FCC includes the following types of providers in its non-exhaustive list of filers: telecommunications carriers, interconnected Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) providers, commercial mobile radio providers (CMRS), interexchange carriers, prepaid calling card providers, resellers, and calling card providers.
Certificates must contain an officer’s signature, attesting that he or she has personal knowledge that the company has established procedures to protect CPNI, and a description of those procedures. Further, the company must describe any actions taken against data brokers in 2013, and any customer complaints received regarding CPNI.
The FCC encourages filers to electronically file their certificates in either EB Docket No. 06-36 in the FCC’s Electronic Comment Filing System (ECFS) or through its new web-based application, which can be found here. Filers may also provide the FCC with paper copies of their certificates. More information about the filing can be found in the Public Notice found here.