Max Burke • almost 10 years ago
[Answer] Regulating Large Scale Calling Companies
So far all of the solutions that have been suggested ask too much of the individual. They fail to protect the average American without asking them to sacrifice something in return. From the idea of an audio CAPTCHA (that would eventually annoy real callers) to having a number that individuals can use to report Robo-calls (not many people even know about the codes such as *69), they rely on user action to a crime that virtually goes unreported.
What the FTC needs to do is require all companies that make 100s-1000s of calls a day to apply for the right to do so. The FTC could separate a “bad” company, or single IP address, that is making 100s-1000s of calls a day from the real or “good” companies and/or charities based off of if they filed the correct paperwork.
Basically I am suggesting that we label all companies making 1000s of calls a day, and set up a firewall in between the user and caller that only allows ip address’ with legit litigation to be able to make this many calls.
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