This is referring to CALEA, I believe. The target is VOIP traffic, not
e-mail, as erroneously reported by various media, including the NY Times
and the State News. Right now, there is much discussion going on, and
we really don't know what this might imply for compliance. For now, we
will wait until the issue is clarified before deciding whether we need
to spend millions of dollars to restructure our network for compliance.
On Wed, Oct 26, 2005 at 03:40:12PM -0400, Kim Geiger wrote:
> "The federal government, vastly extending the reach of an 11-year-old law, is requiring
> hundreds of universities, online communications companies and cities to overhaul their
> Internet computer networks to make it easier for law enforcement authorities to monitor e-
> mail and other online communications."
> This was news to me. Would anyone care to offer an opinion?
> Kim Geiger
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