New Rules On Internet Wiretapping Challenged
Redesign Costs Are Cited
By Arshad Mohammed
Washington Post Staff Writer
Wednesday, October 26, 2005; Page D01
New federal wiretapping rules that would make it easier for law enforcement to monitor e-mails and Internet-based phone calls were challenged by privacy, high-tech and telecommunications groups in federal court yesterday.
The groups argued that the rules would force broadband Internet service providers, including universities and libraries, to pay for redesigning their networks to make them more accessible to court-ordered wiretaps.