Federal Communications Commission (FCC)
serves an important role in the implementation of CALEA. Their role is outlined
in the following sections of CALEA:
: States that the FCC has the authority to establish findings
that identify telecommunications services that are subject to the requirements
of CALEA which are not specifically detailed in the law.
: Requires a telecommunications carrier to ensure that its
equipment, facilities, or services that provide a customer or subscriber with
the ability to originate terminate or direct communications are capable of
meeting the assistance capability requirements.
: Requires the FCC to establish systems security and integrity
regulations for carriers to follow.
: Requires the FCC to establish by rule the technical
requirements for CALEA if a party petitions the Commission believing that the
industry standard is deficient.
: Requires the FCC, upon petition from a telecommunications
carrier, to make determinations of reasonable achievability regarding the
assistance capability requirements of Section 103 with respect to any equipment,
facility, or service installed or deployed after January 1, 1995.
For further information from the FCC, please refer to the FCC's
. Please be sure to see
the actions the FCC has taken regarding our
for Expedited Rulemaking
Law Enforcement Filings