CALEA COMPLIANCE: Understanding the complexities, risks and consequences of non-compliance for Cloud Communications service providers.
In a unique Educational Webinar that is open both to Members and Non-Members, the Cloud Communications Alliance (“CCA”) has assembled a panel of experts to explain the applicability of the Communications Assistance for Law Enforcement Act (“CALEA”) to Cloud Communications service providers. Telecommunications attorney and CALEA expert, Michael Donahue, and the former law enforcement and national security professionals at Subsentio, a nationally-recognized Trusted Third Party, will provide background on CALEA’s application to VoIP and Cloud-based communications and will discuss recent examples of the law enforcement community’s increased vigilance in enforcing its right of direct access to Cloud-based communications networks. Subsentio will also detail the road map for service provider compliance through CALEA’s “Safe Harbor” provisions.
Title: CALEA Compliance for Cloud Communications
Date: Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Time: 1:00 PM EDT / 10:00 AM PDT
Space is limited, so reserve now!
The importance of achieving “Safe Harbor” is three fold. First, there is so much ambiguity in the various statutes that both the carriers and vendors generally don’t have the expertise to craft a compliance program on their own. Secondly, with the main focus on technical solutions, the management of the actual lawful intercept is relegated to a minor role when, in fact the collection of information from the intercept is required to be admissible in a court of law. Finally and almost totally overlooked, is the entire issue of a subscriber’s right to privacy. Collecting only the information stipulated on a validated Court order is a requirement incumbent on both the carrier and the Trusted Third Party service provider.
Under CALEA, telecom, wireless, Internet and VoIP companies are required to act expeditiously to activate electronic surveillance in response to state or federal court orders. Wiretapping is a crime unless it is properly authorized. The law, however, is complex. The potential for inadvertent violation of customers’ privacy, violation of state and/or federal law, and complex legal requirements can strain the resources of communications service providers leading to unexpected civil litigation risks, potential fines or criminal liability.
The Subsentio team is renowned for its round-the-clock commitment and capabilities that apply knowledge of provider needs, the lawful intercept process and advanced technologies to save lives, prevent crimes, apprehend perpetrators and protect national security.
Speakers include a former FBI Special Agent that was instrumental in passing the original CALEA Statute, the Chairperson for ATIS, the CALEA standards body, and the President of Subsentio, a leading Trusted Third Party serving both Law Enforcement and service providers.
The presenters will discuss some of the challenging decisions providers operating in the complicated, uncertain and evolving environment must make and will answer questions submitted prior to or during the Webinar.
If you are attending this unique educational event and have questions you would like to submit to our panel of experts in advance, please E-mail your questions to Michael P. Donahue at mpd@CommLawGroup.com.
Subsentio provides CALEA compliant solutions that meet or exceed Law Enforcement’s needs for electronic surveillance through its Safe Harbor Certification Program. Subsentio’s staff is comprised of former special agents within the FBI and the DEA that helped to write and implement the Communications Assistance for Law Enforcement Act (“CALEA”). From the moment our clients receive a court order for electronic surveillance they have the peace of mind in knowing that they are meeting the safe harbor provision within CALEA from the most experienced staff in the industry.
About The CommLaw Group
The CommLaw Group, is a full service Washington, D.C.-area law firm serving the comprehensive legal needs of the communications industry, with experience in all aspects of federal and state telecommunications law and regulation. With decades practicing before the Federal Communications Commission (“FCC”), state telecommunications regulatory agencies, attorneys general, and state and federal courts, the depth and scope of our capabilities distinguishes our firm. Our attorneys know the industry and take pride in using their business acumen when advising clients on the financial, operational, and regulatory issues that allow companies in the dynamic communications industry to innovate and thrive.