Internet Caller Identification

Suggested State Legislation: This Act directs that no person, other than the recipient of a call, shall use any Internet caller identification equipment or Internet phone equipment in such a manner as to make a number or name, other than the residential or business phone number or legal or business name of the subscriber or registered user of the Internet phone service, appear on a caller identification system of the recipient of the call. The Act does not apply to service providers who transmit caller identification information created or supplied by others.

Submitted as:
Illinois
Public Act 095-0413
Status: Enacted into law in 2007.

Suggested State Legislation: 2010 Docket

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(Title, enacting clause, etc.)
Section 1. [Short Title.] This Act may be cited as “The Internet Caller Identification Act.”

Section 2. [Definition.] As used in this Act, “Caller identification” means the display of the caller's telephone number or identity to the recipient of the call.

Section 3. [Internet Caller Identification.] No person, other than the recipient of the call, shall use any Internet caller identification equipment or Internet phone equipment in such a manner as to make a number or name, other than the residential or business phone number or legal or business name of the subscriber or registered user of the Internet phone service, appear on a caller identification system of the recipient of the call. This Section does not apply to service providers who transmit caller identification information created or supplied by others.

Section 4. [Violations.] Whenever any person knowingly uses or has knowingly used any Internet caller identification equipment or Internet phone equipment in violation of this Act, that use shall be deemed an unlawful act or practice under the state [Consumer Fraud and Deceptive Business Practices Act.] In the case of the use of Internet caller identification or Internet phone equipment in violation of this Act, all remedies, penalties, and authority available to the [Attorney General] and the several [State's Attorneys] under the state [Consumer Fraud and Deceptive Business Practices Act] for the enforcement of that Act shall be available for the enforcement of this Act.

Section 5. [Severability.] [Insert severability clause.]

Section 6. [Repealer.] [Insert repealer clause.]

Section 7. [Effective Date.] [Insert effective date.]