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Kevin Rupy Discusses Ways to Combat Illegal Robocalls on C-SPAN’s ’Washington Journal’

“Washington Journal,” C-SPAN
September 3, 2019

Kevin G. Rupy, partner in Wiley Rein’s Telecom, Media & Technology (TMT) Practice, was interviewed by John McArdle of C-SPAN’s “Washington Journal” for a program discussing industry and government efforts to address illegal robocalls, which aired Saturday, August 31.

Mr. Rupy, former Vice President of Law and Policy at the United States Telecom Association, began the discussion by noting the distinction between legal robocalls, such as those from pharmacies regarding prescriptions or notifications about school closings, versus illegal robocalls involving scams and fraudulent activity. He addressed a variety of topics regarding the complexity of the issue, and discussed the importance of bipartisan support, combined with involvement from the Federal Communications Commission and private industry. 

“You’re starting to see much greater collaboration between industry and government at both the federal and state level, and that collaboration is crucial to addressing this issue,” said Mr. Rupy.

The video can be viewed here.