Accountable Wiretapping -or- I know they can hear you now
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Date: 7 Feb 2012
Document Type: Briefing Papers
Additional Documents: Slides
Associated Event: NDSS Symposium 2012
In many democratic countries, CALEA wiretaps are used by law enforcement agencies to perform investigations and gather evidence. This paper proposes a lightweight accountable wiretapping architecture for secure auditing of existing CALEA systems. Based on publicly available wiretap reporting statistics, we conservatively estimate that our architecture can support tamper-evident logging for the US’ ongoing CALEA wiretaps using three commodity PCs.