Court Upholds VoIP Wiretapping

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Court Upholds VoIP Wiretapping

Yesterday the U.S appeals court upheld FCC rules making it easier for police and other law enforcement officials to monitor VoIP calls. Civil liberties groups said VoIP calls should be exempt from wiretapping as they are information services.

It would obviously put this country at risk if VoIP providers did not have to comply with CALEA or the Communications Assistance for Law Enforcement Act. This is a good decision regardless of the nuances of the information versus telecommunications service argument.

Also see the InfoWorld and WSJ articles on the topic.

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