Congress Close to Passing Anti-Robocall Legislation

Re-Blogged From Liberty Headlines

Laws seek to take on ‘call-spoofing’ scourge and empower authorities to go after spammers…

(Associated Press) It’s looking like an anti-robocall bill will get sent to President Donald Trump this year, helping tackle an infuriating problem in the U.S.

House and Senate leaders said Friday they’ve reached an agreement in principle on merging their two versions of bills against robocalls.

Details about what’s in the final bill are still to come, but legislators say it will require phone companies to verify that phone numbers are real, and to block calls for free. It will also give government agencies more ability to go after scammers.

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Law vs Legislation

cropped-bob-shapiro.jpg   By Bob Shapiro

In our society, and every society, there are rules. Ideally, all the rules are applied equally, and nobody feels put out by having to abide by them.

Some rules evolved naturally, as a consequence of some activity which people engaged in. That’s why in the US, and in many countries, we drive on the right. We decided, when we still were using horses and buggies, that keeping to the right – even when walking on the sidewalk – facilitated movement.

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