Communications Assistance for Law Enforcement Act

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What Is CALEA?

The U.S. Congress passed the Communications Assistance for Law Enforcement Act (CALEA) in 1994 to aid law enforcement in its effort to conduct surveillance of digital telephone networks. CALEA required telephone companies to redesign their network architectures to make such surveillance easier. The deadline to facilitate law enforcement with backdoor access for most universities was May 15, 2007.

University Provisions

Due to regulations regarding anonymity, the University of Rhode Island is obligated to keep track of phone and internet users. Therefore, the following cannot be given to the public or persons not affiliated with the university or its programs,

  • SafeConnect login credentials.


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