President Signs "Truth in Caller ID" Bill

President Obama signed the "Truth in Caller ID Act," banning the transmission of misleading or inaccurate caller ID information "with the intent to defraud, cause harm, or wrongfully obtain anything of value." This change will affect "any real time voice communications service, regardless of the technology or network utilized." EPIC recommended this intent requirement in testimony before the House in 2006 and 2007, and before the Senate in 2007, so that Privacy Enhancing Techniques (PETs) would not be criminalized. For more information, see EPIC: Caller ID.


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