by CIO Staff

FCC Holds Firm on Wiretap Law Deadline

May 04, 20061 min

Providers of voice-over IP (VoIP) telephone services and high-speed Internet have until May 14, 2007 to modify their system to allow for law enforcement wiretapping under the Communications Assistance for Law Enforcement Act, Bloomberg News reports via the Los Angeles Times.

A number of trade groups had hoped for a deadline extension for VoIP and high-speed Internet providers, but the Federal Communications Commission denied their request, according to Bloomberg.

Such companies as Comcast, EarthLink and Skype will have to meet the May 2007 deadline.

The wiretapping law has pertained to traditional, landline phone services since 1994, Bloomberg reports.

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