FCC Orders VoIP and Broadband IP Compliance With Law Enforcement Surveillance

by Sabrina I. Pacifici on May 4, 2006

Press release: FCC Adopts Order to Enable Law Enforcement to Access Certain Broadband and VoIP Providers, May 3, 2006:

  • “The Federal Communications Commission today adopted a Second Report and Order and Memorandum Opinion and Order (Order) that addresses several issues regarding implementation of the Communications Assistance for Law Enforcement Act (CALEA), enacted in 1994. The primary goal of the Order is to ensure that Law Enforcement Agencies (LEAs) have all of the resources that CALEA authorizes to combat crime and support homeland security, particularly with regard to facilities-based broadband Internet access providers and interconnected voice over Internet protocol (VOIP) providers. The Order balances the needs of Law Enforcement with the competing aims of encouraging the development of new communications services and technologies and protecting customer privacy.”
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