Congress bans Caller ID spoofing, including VoIP

Under the bill, it becomes illegal “to cause any caller ID service to transmit misleading or inaccurate caller ID information, with the intent to defraud and deceive.” The bill maintains an exemption for blocking one’s own outgoing caller ID information, and law enforcement isn’t affected.The change will affect “any real time voice communications service, regardless of the technology or network utilized,” so VoIP calls are included. In fact, the Congressional Research Service summary of the initial text makes clear that VoIP was a key target here.

via Ars Technica::Congress outlaws all Caller ID spoofing VoIP too.

You can find the Senate and House bills on at: