FCC Extends Wiretap Rules To Broadband Internet Services
The Federal Communications Commission ruled August 5 that broadband Internet access and "interconnected VoIP" services must be designed to make government wiretapping easier, under the terms of the 1994 Communications Assistance for Law Enforcement Act (CALEA). CDT believes the decision exceeds the terms of the statute. The ruling imposes undue burdens on innovation and threatens the privacy of Internet users. CDT is considering a court challenge.