Monday, September 11, 2006

U.S. Appeals Court Declines To Hear Campus Wiretapping Challenge

Ryan Singel writes over on 27B Stroke 6:

The D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals has declined to hear an appeal of a June decision holding that broadband service providers and college networks must re-configure their networks to make them easily tappable by law enforcement.

The FCC rules in question re-interpreted a 1994 law known as CALEA, which distinguished between telecom networks, such as the traditional phone system and Internet providers.

Under that law, telecoms were forced to make it easier for law enforcement to listen in on phone calls.

More here.


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