FBI Issues Second Surveillance Capacity Notice
On Tuesday January 14, 1997, the FBI issued a revised notice of proposed surveillance capacity as required by the 1994 Communications Assistance for Law Enforcement Act (CALEA - a.k.a. Digital Telephony). The notice details projected increases in law enforcement wiretapping and other electronic surveillance activity in the coming years. While the latest notice appears far less expansive than the FBI's first capacity notice issued in October of 1995, and while this notice, by including the unprecedented release of baseline surveillance information on a county-by-county basis, goes a long way towards satisfying some of CDT's objections to the first notice, many serious issues remain.