New rules for telecommunications surveillance

The U.S. Dept. of Justice, the FBI, and the Drug Enforcement Administration have filed a petition asking the Federal Communications Commission to apply new rules to the Communications Assistance for Law Enforcement Act [CALEA]. The purpose of the Act is to preserve law enforcement’s ability to conduct lawful electronic surveillance despite changing telecommunications technologies. The Act applies to all telecommunications services and requires the telecommunication industry to develop intercept solutions. View the petition at

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