Trai notifies new rules to check pesky calls and spam messages

Trai notifies new rules to check pesky calls and spam messages

Courtesy : BS20/07/2018 10:11

Telecom regulator Trai has notified new rules to check pesky calls and messages, rejecting claims of operators that they have to bear additional costs to set up infrastructure. In fact, the regulator has said that compliance costs will come down drastically as the operators can outsource the work to establish, operate and maintain the infrastructure to digital ledger or blockchain providers.

Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (Trai) said the adoption of blockchain-based technology for pesky communication will ensure compliance and better control for all the entities. Under the new rules, subscribers will have complete control over their consent, with an option to revoke it at any time. Through this, Trai feels that a major abuse of the current regulations would be stopped.

The regulations also provide for registration of senders, registration of headers (that segregate different types of messages). “Unscrupulous telemarketers today override the stated preference of the subscriber by claiming consent that may have been surreptitiously obtained. New regulations provide the subscriber with complete control over their consent and the ability to revoke the consent already granted, at their option,” Trai said.

Trai has asked telecom operators to put in place the blockchain-based solution in the next five months.

 

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