How Will Caller ID Authentication Help Consumers?

A new program called SHAKEN/STIR, which stands for Secure Handling of Asserted information using toKENs is a set of protocols that carriers and other entities use to help them authenticate the caller. The new effort builds on STIR, which was limited to voice calls.

Caller ID authentication technology, which has been deployed by most major carriers in the US and enables subscribers to trust that callers are who they say they are. This is critical because it reduces fraudulently spoofed calls and other scams like illegal robocalls where scammers use caller IDs to trick Americans into answering their phones when they shouldn’t. The system also allows consumers as well as law enforcement alike to more readily identify sources of illegal robocalls and reduce them so we can all have a safer life!

The SHAKEN/STIR protocols are implemented within software on both the caller and called parties servers. The new feature will enable users to see the authentication status of a call they receive in real time, just like caller ID shows how many times you have identified and blocked an incoming call from a number that is often associated with spam calls.

What Will Enhance Caller ID Authentication?

A new SHAKEN/STIR header with information about the authentication service provider and the certificate used to authenticate the call. -The ability for your phone number to be associated with a phone number authenticated by multiple service providers. The current STIR implementation limited this feature so you could only trust one

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is working hard to ensure that all Americans are protected from illegal robocalls. Starting June 30, 2021 providers will be required to implement STIR/SHAKEN in their Internet Protocols so customers can benefit and start trusting calls again. In September 2020 the FCC implemented additional rules after Congress approved of them as well – this means even those who cannot yet comply with these new requirements must take steps towards protecting its customer base by implementing other safety measures such as blocking unwanted numbers or verifying caller identity before answering an incoming call from someone unfamiliar.

As of April 20th 2021, all providers must submit contact information for their personnel that are in charge with avoiding illegal robocalls. The FCC program is aimed at providing the necessary means to certify companies have not originated such calls and implemented mandatory STIR/SHAKEN measures or other programs related specifically towards this issue.

The FCC has issued a new set of rules to try and reduce illegal robocall traffic. Providers certifying to their implementation of the Robocall Mitigation Program will need to include descriptions of all reasonable steps they are taking in order not originate these calls, with submissions due by June 30th 2021. The FCC is also requiring providers using legacy networks or older forms technology upgrade them accordingly, because STIR/SHAKEN only operates on IP networks at this time – meaning that those still utilizing non-IP network technologies must either work towards developing caller ID authentication solutions for all types of phone lines available today, or else make upgrades themselves if possible.

The FCC has provided a way for supporters to support their efforts regarding this matter.

The rules have been drafted to ensure that legitimate calls are not blocked by service providers, and will only be enforced upon companies that have received more than one consumer complaint about the origination of illegal robocalls from their network. This number is so low due to the fact that illegal robocalls are often made outside of the providers network, and many others forgo reporting them at all due to frustration regarding filing a report with either a law enforcement agency or telecom provider.

The goal behind this new set of rules is to increase the number of complaints reported by consumers against individual networks which originate these calls – resulting in a more effective means of protecting consumers while ensuring that they are not impacted by rules which cause legitimate calls to be blocked. When a complaint is made, providers must take action in order to resolve the issue.