Kodiak Adds Wiretap Compliance
Jul 26, 2006, 2:47 PM by (staff)
Kodiak yesterday announced a partnership with a company called SS8 that will allow them to comply with new CALEA requirements. Two years ago the Communications Assistance to Law Enforcement Act (CALEA) was amended requiring that carriers provide law enforcement with access to push to talk conversations as well as phone calls and other wireless communication when presented with a warrant. Push to talk tapping has always been difficult since conversations don't go through a central server except for setup. Despite yesterday's announcement indicating otherwise, documents from Kodiak claim their system has always been CALEA compliant. Separately, the company announced a deal with Pantech to include PTT technology in GSM phones - mostly likely for Cingular since they use Kodiak and recently began offering Pantech's handsets.
another privacy issue.....