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Important Announcement on CALEA Reporting
From: Rodney Petersen <rpetersen () EDUCAUSE EDU>
Date: Thu, 4 Jan 2007 13:34:25 -0700

Many of you have been closely following the developments with CALEA.
Therefore, I thought I would bring the announcement below to your
attention.  Also, to chime in on a recent thread regarding
authentication of computer workstations in labs and libraries, it is not
a "requirement" of CALEA for all computers to be authenticated before
your institution can be considered a "private network".  The view that
most campus networks will not be expected to comply with CALEA is
reinforced by the message below.


-----Original Message-----

January 3, 2007


As you may know, the due dates for the two reports that must be filed by
institutions that must comply with CALEA (the Communications Assistance
for Law Enforcement Act) have now been announced. One report is due on
February 12, and the other on March 12.

EDUCAUSE has updated its CALEA resource page to describe the reports and
provide additional information for those who must file, using attorney
Matthew A. Brill, who has consulted on this issue for higher education,
for expert advice. View the resource page at

It is IMPORTANT to note that not all institutions must file these
reports. In fact, according to the earlier recommendations of ACE and
EDUCAUSE most institutions do NOT have to comply with CALEA, and do NOT
need to file the reports. You may wish to notify your presidents of this
situation, since it is not recommended that an institution file the
reports unless it in fact must comply with CALEA.

For further information please see <http://www.educause.edu/calea>.

Best wishes,

Mark Luker
Vice President

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