This specification defines the interface between a telecommunications carrier that provides telecommunications services to the public for hire using IPCablecom capabilities (a “PC/TSP”) and a Law Enforcement Agency (LEA) to assist the LEA in conducting lawfully authorized electronic surveillance. Companies using IPCablecom capabilities will not in the normal case be “telecommunications carriers.” Instead they will be providers of information services. However, some companies using IPCablecom capabilities may, by virtue of other actions, be “telecommunications carriers” for purposes of the Communications Assistance for Law Enforcement Act (CALEA) with respect to their use of IPCablecom capabilities. The purpose of this specification is to assist those companies in meeting their obligations under CALEA. In this regard, a telecommunications carrier that complies with a publicly available technical requirement or standard adopted by an industry association or standards-setting organization shall be found to be in compliance with the assistance capability requirements of CALEA.
ANSI/SCTE 165-13 2019