to extend and clarify the previous obligations of
At the International Association of Chiefs of Police Conference held in San Diego, California, 29 September-3 October 2012, I attended a CALEA
Subsentio, a Colorado-based company that sells CALEA
compliance products, told CNET that the FBI's draft legislation was prepared with the compliance costs of Internet companies in mind.
The president of Subsentio, a Colorado-based company that sells CALEA
compliance products, Steve Bock said that the step would provide a 'safe harbour' for Internet companies as long as their interception techniques are good.
was first passed to require telephone and broadband companies
As of March, CALEA
had just over 75 institutions enrolled in the accreditation process; another 28 are in self-assessment, and 48 others have been awarded.
APconnections, a supplier of plug-and-play bandwidth shaping products, announced on Friday (18 May) an upgrade that will allow operators to perform the necessary data reporting measures mandated by the Communications Assistance for Law Enforcement Act, or CALEA
In 1994, Congress enacted CALEA
(16) to address the rapidly changing face of telecommunication technology and to "extend and clarify the previous obligations of telecommunications service providers to assist law enforcement with electronic surveillance orders.
to cooperate with law enforcement personnel in conducting lawfully-authorized electronic surveillance," but the implementation of CALEA
required these carriers "to modify the design of their equipment, facilities, and services to ensure" the surveillance can actually be accomplished.
began for two purposes: to develop a set of law enforcement standards and to establish and administer a voluntary accreditation process through which law enforcement agencies can demonstrate that they meet those standards.
Through statutes such as CALEA
, the central government is continuing to expand its collection of information about law-abiding American citizens.
The all-volunteer WISPA CALEA
committee worked for nearly 18 months to deliver the new standard.