FCC Enhances Partnership with UK on Robocalls and Privacy

The partnership’s focus addresses risks from cyber criminals.

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and the United Kingdom’s Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) have formally partnered to safeguard consumer privacy and data against robocalls and robotexts. Both agencies are Executive Members of the global Unsolicited Communications Enforcement Network (UCENet).

The FCC issued a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) regarding enhanced cooperation and joint efforts between the agencies in these areas. The focus is on addressing risks stemming from the misuse of communication networks, exploitation of private data, and ongoing threats from “cybercriminals and adversaries.”

“Protecting consumers’ privacy and defending them against robocall and text scams is a top priority for the Commission,” said Chairwoman Rosenworcel. “Our efforts are fortified through strategic partnerships like these.”

“In a world where personal information is more valuable than ever before, protecting people’s privacy is critical,” said UK Information Commissioner Edwards. “This is a global issue and I’m pleased that this MoU will allow for greater collaboration between the ICO and FCC, as both of our organisations continue efforts to safeguard people from harms caused by the misuse of their data.“

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For Chair Rosenworcel to be led by the Lord as she oversees the Federal Communications Commission.
  • For U.S. officials as they partner with foreign ministers and leaders to address cyber crime.

Sources: Federal Communications Commission


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