I’m at Educause ’05 which is the technology in higher education conference. I’m in a session where CALEA is being discussed. Seems that I was completely unaware of this. The notion is that “communications carriers” (whatever that means) need to make it easy for “law enforcement” (whatever that means) to intercept communication (whatever that means) for law enforcement purposes (whatever that means).
By the way, nobody seems ot know what that means. You have 18 months to become compliant, but nobody is willing to define what contsitutes being compliant. So hurry up and comply.
It might be worth your time to read the bill and tell your Congress Critter what you think about it.