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FCC Adopts Call-Blocking Declaratory Ruling

The Federal Communications Commission unanimously adopted a ruling permitting voice service providers to enroll customers automatically in a call-blocking program designed to identify unwanted calls. The ruling, which is effective immediately, requires that customers be able to opt out of the program. "Our members share the FCC’s goal of eliminating illegal, automated calls," said ABA EVP Virginia O'Neill. "Today's declaratory ruling advances that goal, while at the same time taking an initial step to prevent consumers from missing critically important and time-sensitive calls affecting their financial well-being, health and safety."