From the EFF
August 05, 2005
FCC Issues Rule Allowing FBI to Dictate Wiretap-Friendly Design for Internet Services
Tech Mandates Force Companies to Build Backdoors into Broadband, VoIP
Washington, DC - Today the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) issued a release
announcing its new rule expanding the reach of the Communications Assistance to Law Enforcement Act (CALEA)
. The ruling is a reinterpretation of the scope of CALEA and will force Internet broadband providers and certain Voice-over-IP (VoIP) providers to build backdoors into their networks that make it easier for law enforcement to wiretap them. The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) has argued against this expansion of CALEA in several rounds of comments to the FCC on its proposed rule.Read more...