Historically in October 1994, Congress took action to protect public safety and ensure national security by enacting the Communications Assistance for Law Enforcement Act of 1994 the (CALEA), Pub. L. No. 103-414, 108 Stat. 4279. That law further defined the existing statutory obligation at the time of telecommunications carriers to assist law enforcement in executing electronic surveillance pursuant to court order or other lawful authorization. The historical objective of CALEA implementation was to preserve law enforcement’s ability to conduct lawfully-authorized electronic surveillance while preserving public safety, the public’s right to privacy, and the telecommunications industry’s competitiveness. CALEA, the law, covered lawfully authorized Title III wiretaps and aligned activities for Federal, Tribal, State, and Local law enforcement, community stakeholders, and Industry.
This page is dedicated to the North Carolina based Web Team who designed, developed, deployed, and managed the AskCALEA.net concept and branded advocacy program from January 2000 to September 2012 to promote 47 USC 1001-1010. Through multiple prime contractor changes and contract cycles the Web Team remained on point and continued to provide their technical expertise and client services.