Reminder: Annual CPNI Privacy Certifications Due March 1st


The Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) Wireline Competition Bureau issued a reminder today that carriers and interconnected VoIP service providers are required to submit their annual Customer Proprietary Network Information (CPNI) privacy certifications by March 1st.

CPNI rules have been in effect since 2007, but were briefly slated to be changed in 2016.  As a result, the certification was not required last year.  But the CPNI certification is back this year, the result of Congressional action.  (See “Thanks to Congress, the Future of CPNI Looks Much Like its Past”).

Your company will be required to file an Annual CPNI Compliance Certification, signed by an officer under penalty of perjury, covering your Company’s 2017 operations, no later than March 1, 2018.

Need Help Understanding and Complying With the FCC’s CPNI Regulations?

If your Company is unfamiliar with the FCC’s CPNI Rules, we invite you to download our comprehensive CPNI Compliance Manual, available here.  (See sample).  The CPNI Manual is an easy-to-use guide to understanding the FCC’s complex CPNI regulations. The Manual outlines the steps a service provider must take and processes it must implement to remain compliant with the FCC’s CPNI regulations year after year. This Manual also provides sample forms, a compliance checklist, and answers to frequently asked questions.

If you require assistance either with the Annual CPNI Compliance Certification filing or substantive privacy law compliance, please contact the attorney assigned to your account or directly contact a member of The CommLaw Group’s Information Privacy, Data Security and Consumer Protection practice group:  Linda McReynolds, CIPP/US, at or 703-714-1318 or Alexander Schneider, CIPP/US at or 703-714-1328.

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