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ERIC Number: EJ714738
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1527-6619
A Reinterpretation of CALEA
Wigen, Wendy
EDUCAUSE Review, v40 n2 p70-71 Mar-Apr 2005
As the telecommunications community braces itself for what may be the most significant change in telecommunications law since the breakup of Ma Bell, the decisions that will set the precedent for a new Telecommunications Act are already being made at the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). Although many of the changes will take years, one decision appears to be on the fast track (at least by FCC standards). In a pro?law enforcement environment, a reinterpretation of CALEA (Computer Assistance for Law Enforcement Act) to include the Internet seems certain to make progress. Much work remains, but by uniting with other education and library associations, EDUCAUSE has sent a strong and consistent message: any rule changes concerning the Internet must take into account the impact on our communities. CALEA is only the beginning; eventual changes in the Telecommunications Act will result from these early decisions. Most important, these proceedings provide a means for our community to remain an active participant in shaping the future of the Internet.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Telecommunications Act 1996