On October 21, 2015, the FCC announced that it would begin releasing robocall and telemarketing consumer complaint data on a weekly basis.  The Commission stated that it received more than 215,000 complaints about unwanted robocalls and telemarketing calls in 2014, and that it made the decision to release certain data about these complaints in order to “help developers build and improve ‘do not disturb’ technologies that allow consumers to block or filter unwanted calls and texts.”  The information that will be publicly available includes the date and time of the alleged violation, the number that appeared on the consumer’s caller ID, the telephone number provided to the consumer by the advertiser during the call, and the type of call or message (i.e. abandoned, live voice, prerecorded voice, text message).  The FTC also releases similar data from its own consumer complaint database.