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VoIP communication to be wiretapped

by Nikola Strahija on June 10th, 2006 By identifying VoIP with phone and mobile communication, the US government forces all communication companies to comply with the Communications Assistance for Law Enforcement Act – which basicaly means that if government wants it, Vonage, for example, will have to give them means to wiretap your VoIP conversations.

All communication providers will have to allow the US government to listen on their customers, no exceptions. Well, only one. The American Council on Education challenged the CALEA law, saying that Web information services should remain unaffected.

The court didn't agree, saying that Internet should be no different than other communication, but agreed to leave out private networks.

But, telecom companies are having hard time in meeting deadlines for compliance with CALEA. They are apparently having technical difficulties.

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