Wiretapping In-Flight Passenger Internet and Wireless Communications

by Sabrina I. Pacifici on July 11, 2005

Wired reports today that the DOJ, FBI and DHS filed comments (23 pages, PDF) with the FCC seeking authority to require carriers to supply access to passenger in-flight communications “processed to and from broadband enabled communications devices onboard aircraft operating with United States airspace…,” that they further require to be recorded by the carriers, once a threat determination has been made.

  • Related reference: Communications Assistance for Law Enforcement Act (CALEA)
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