The Federal Communications Commission recently released a Report and Order (“Order”) to promote the use of the STIR/SHAKEN framework (which we wrote a useful primer on) in combatting caller ID spoofing. The FCC is giving carriers until June 30, 2021 to implement STIR/SHAKEN. However, if a carrier wants to receive exemption from the Caller ID Requirements they must file by December 1, 2020.
Exemption requests must be filed in the Commission’s Electronic Comment Filing System (ECFS), be signed by an officer of the company, and contain detailed support regarding the assertions in the certification. Voice service providers that receive an exemption will also need to file a second certification regarding whether they achieved the implementation goal they committed to (as required by the initial exemption certification).