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As of today, telecoms must implement STIR/SHAKEN technology to combat spoofed calls


GATINEAU — With telecom service providers now required to implement STIR/SHAKEN technology to combat caller ID spoofing, many Canadians will now be able to determine which calls can be trusted, says the CRTC in a press release issued today. As of Nov. 30, service providers are mandated to use STIR/SHAKEN (Secure Telephony Identity Revisited/Signature-based Handling of Asserted information using toKENs) to “certify whether a caller’s identity can be trusted by verifying the caller ID information for Internet Protocol-based voice calls,” explains the press release. The CRTC notes in the release “not all calls will be verifiable due to device and...