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FBI Complains About Wiretapping Difficulties Due To Web Services

February 19th, 2011 02:49 admin Leave a comment Go to comments


c0lo writes with news that the Federal Bureau of Investigation is lamenting the difficulty in executing wiretaps because of “web-based e-mail, social-networking and peer-to-peer services.” “President Barack Obama’s administration is debating ways to deal with Web-based services not covered by traditional wiretap laws, including incentives for companies to build in surveillance capabilities, said Valerie Caproni, general counsel at the FBI. Many Internet services are not covered by the Communications Assistance for Law Enforcement Act (CALEA), which requires traditional telecom carriers to allow law enforcement agencies real-time access to communications after a court has issued a wiretap order, she told members of a subcommittee of the US House of Representatives Judiciary Committee. But Caproni told lawmakers she was not asking for expanded CALEA powers. And she stopped short of calling for rules requiring Web-based communication providers to build in so-called back doors allowing law enforcement access to their software, although she said she’s optimistic the US government can find incentives for companies to ‘have intercept solutions engineered into their systems.’”

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