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State AGs urge industry group develop better tools to fight illegal robocalls

State Issues Covid-19 State Attorney General Robocalls Enforcement CIDs

State Issues

On May 4, the National Association of Attorneys General published a letter to US Telecom, an industry group of telecommunications providers, and the Industry Traceback Group, an industry group dedicated to assist with the tracing of illegal robocalls. The letter noted that state attorneys general intend to intensify enforcement efforts against illegal robocallers, and urged US Telecom and the Industry Traceback Group to expand capabilities related to tracebacks in anticipation of growth in the need for data analysis and the number of civil investigative demands and subpoenas that will be issued directly to the Industry Traceback Group. The need for action has been tied to an increase in Covid-19 related robocalls.