Internet pioneers warn of VoIP wiretapping problems

Wednesday, 14 June 2006, 8:36 AM EST

US government efforts to require most VoIP providers to permit law enforcement agencies to wiretap phone calls could introduce new cybersecurity problems to the internet, a group of internet security experts warn.

A US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) rule requiring VoIP providers to allow wiretapping by May 2007 would either require a massive re-engineering of the internet or introduce broad security risks, say authors of a new study released by the Information Technology Association of America (ITAA), an IT vendor trade group.

At Computerworld.

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