Cable Television Laboratories issued its Cable Broadband Intercept Specification to assist cable operators and law-enforcement agencies in meeting legal mandates under the federal Communications Assistance for Law Enforcement Act.
The cable industry’s research-and-development arm said CBIS is designed to be a "safe harbor" under CALEA, so operators that are compliant with CBIS are, therefore, deemed to be CALEA-compliant.
CALEA, enacted in 1994, mandates that providers of communications services -- which now include voice-over-Internet-protocol and broadband services -- be able to isolate, pursuant to a court order or other lawful authorization, the content of a communication, as well as call-identifying information.
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