FCC Orders VoIP to Be Open for Snooping
FCC has ordered all broadband providers and interconnected VoIP providers to modify their systems to be open for snooping. The order is meant to implement a program called CALEA or Communications Assistance for Law Enforcement on May 14. This would enable the CIA, FBI and the police to monitor the voice and text conversations
The details regarding the law can be found on the website of fcc. It is still unclear as to what the rules would make of VoIP outfits that encrypt their communications. It is a necessary step since security threats have increased post 9/11 and therefore a check needs to be kept in order to ensure safety and well being of the country. Although it might create privacy issues but it is a small price that we would be paying to keep our loved ones safe.