FCC deadline for STIR/SHAKEN caller ID authentication nears
The wireless industry is working to combat robocalls and Wednesday, June 30, marks the FCC deadline for carriers and other voice providers to implement STIR/SHAKEN caller ID authentication technology.
STIR/SHAKEN is a protocol that helps digitally authenticate phone numbers to verify that a call is indeed coming from the number shown on a caller ID. It’s a technology used against illegal spoofing, a technique robocallers sometimes use in order to appear like a call is coming from a legitimate number, before the call reaches consumers.
STIR is the technical protocol and SHAKEN is the U.S.-Canada governance management framework on top.
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