Canada’s fraudulent phone call problem isn’t going away any time soon, committee hears

Article Link: https://nationalpost.com/news/politics/canadas-fraudulent-phone-call-problem-isnt-going-away-any-time-soon-committee-hears

Discussion posted by: David McNamara

New technology to block nuisance phone calls is scheduled to be implemented in September, but the CRTC and telephone companies are warning that it won’t be a cure-all for the fraudulent and annoying phone calls that have been frustrating Canadians for years. The new framework — dubbed STIR/SHAKEN — is already being rolled out in the United States, and Canada will be following on its heels. The CRTC has set a September deadline, after a previous deadline in 2019 passed, but the public authority is warning that technical complications could push the roll-out even farther down the road.