USA: FTC and FCC renew MoU on robocalls and other unsolicited communications
On September 21, 2023, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) announced that they signed a renewed memorandum of understanding (MoU) between public authorities who are members of the Unsolicited Communications Enforcement Network (UCENet). The FTC noted that the MoU aims to promote cross-border collaboration to combat unsolicited communications, including email and text spam, scams, and illegal telemarketing. The FCC also highlighted that this recommitment to UCENet will maximize the benefits of this international cooperation in protecting consumers, and demonstrate the importance of cross-border engagement. Furthermore, members of the MoU will also formally review the operation of the same every three years at a time and in a manner mutually agreed upon by the members.