The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) released a draft for discussion purposes to promote the development of the NIST Privacy Framework: An Enterprise Risk Management Tool. NIST will use feedback on this discussion draft to develop a preliminary draft of the framework. Among other things, the draft discusses a privacy framework and cybersecurity and privacy risk management. NIST is requesting feedback and comments from the public. The feedback will not be posted online.
The Regulatory Mix Today: NIST Releases Privacy Framework Discussion Draft, FCC Warns About One Ring Scammers
FCC Warns About One Ring Scammers
The FCC has issued a Consumer Alert concerning reported waves of “One Ring” or “Wangiri” scam robocalls targeting specific area codes in bursts, often calling multiple times in the middle of the night. The FCC said that such calls are likely trying to prompt consumers to call the number back, often resulting in per minute toll charges similar to a 900 number. The FCC said that consumers should not call these numbers back. The FCC said that recent reports indicate these calls are using the “222” country code of the West African nation of Mauritania. News reports have indicated widespread overnight calling in New York State and Arizona. Generally, the One Ring scam takes place when a robocaller calls a number and hangs up after a ring or two. They may call repeatedly, hoping the consumer calls back and runs up a toll that is largely paid to the scammer.
The Regulatory Mix, Inteserra’s blog of telecom related regulatory activities, is a snapshot of PUC, FCC, legislative, and occasionally court issues that our regulatory monitoring team uncovers each day. Depending on their significance, some items may be the subject of an Inteserra Briefing.