Police Chiefs, DAs Call for CALEA, ECPA Changes

The International Association of Chiefs of Police and the National District Attorneys Association this week issued a call for changes in FCC rules and legislative changes to the Communications Assistance for Law Enforcement Act and the Electronic Communications Privacy Act in order to give law enforcement officials better lawful access to encrypted communications.

The organizations said that increasing use of encrypted communications hinders law enforcement’s ability to lawfully access communications, and urged “public officials and industry leaders to work with law enforcement to develop solutions that will help protect the public” while balancing “the needs of the law enforcement community with protecting the public’s right to privacy.”

Courtesy TRDaily