The federal courts may soon face the first round in a battle over the Justice Department's demand that federal wiretapping requirements be extended to Internet services. The Center for Democracy & Technology, the Electronic Frontier Foundation and others are weighing whether to challenge an FCC requirement that VoIP services accommodate the taps in their designs and applications. Critics say the FCC decision is based on a flawed interpretation of a 1994 law.
Wiretap the Internet? Not So Fast, Say Some
The National Law Journal
August 18, 2005