As of August 1st, 2019, the French Telecom authority Arcep introduced the following regulations to protect end-users from spam and robocalls:
Introduction of the first anti-spam call measures on 1 August 2019
To limit the disruptions that robocalls and spam calls cause end users, in July 2018 Arcep adopted two measures whose implementation was moved to 1 August 2019:
- Active per 08-2019: Forbidding the use of a geographical number (starting with 01 to 05) or a multi-purpose number (09) as the caller ID for international calls or messages, when no authentication mechanism is in place;
- Active per 01-2021: Forbidding automated systems that make more calls and transmit more messages than they receive from using geographical numbers (starting with 01 to 05), mobile numbers (06-07) or multi-purpose numbers (09) as their caller ID.
More information can be found on the Arcep website.