The FCC and FTC accused telcos in Canada, the UK and USA of either originating or transmitting fraudulent robocalls.
The international gateway providers were given 48 hours to end the flow of scam robocalls that originated overseas.
Data speeds were turned down for 3.5mn customers whose usage exceeded a threshold that was not advertised.
Chairman Joe Simons of the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) defended a settlement that some commentators called ‘meager’.
Regulators in the USA want tech and comms companies to develop new ways to prevent illegal automated calls that result in billions of dollars of fraud each year.
The judge considered the penalty justified because of ‘millions and millions’ of sales calls made to people on the USA’s National Do Not Call Registry.
The United States’ Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has completed its final commission report on protecting consumer privacy; you can download it from here. One key…