In a sign of increased cross-border cooperation for enforcement purposes, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission that outlines cooperation between the two enforcement agencies on Do Not Call and anti-spam enforcement efforts.

According to FTC Chairwoman Edith Ramirez, the MOU will “enhance cooperation…as we work together to combat illegal telemarketing and spam.” It includes joint Do Not Call enforcement activities, and increased information exchange between the two agencies, which will assist with cross-border enforcement actions.

The MOU requires that the agencies keep the information shared between the two agencies confidential.