CALEA: It doesn't apply to universities and libraries after all


"Back in 2005-2006, when CALEA (the Communications Assistance for Law Enforcement Act) was being expanded to cover broadband providers and VoIP companies, libraries and universities raised a massive ruckus over the plan. Their worry was that CALEA would require any network that connected to the public Internet to comply with FBI wiretapping guidelines; universities across the country would be faced with a multibillion dollar bill for upgrading their networks. Now that the new CALEA rules are in effect (the deadline for compliance was Monday), how are universities and libraries handling the issue? "

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