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§ 1.20007 Additional assistance capability requirements for wireline,
cellular, and PCS telecommunications carriers.
(a) Definition—(1) Call-identifying information. Call identifying
information means dialing or signaling information that identifies the
origin, direction, destination, or termination of each communication
generated or received by a subscriber by means of any equipment,
facility, or service of a telecommunications carrier. Call-identifying
information is “reasonably available” to a carrier if it is present at
an intercept access point and can be made available without the carrier
being unduly burdened with network modifications.
(2) Collection function. The location where lawfully authorized
intercepted communications and call-identifying information is
collected by a law enforcement agency (LEA).
(3) Content of subject-initiated conference calls. Capability that
permits a LEA to monitor the content of conversations by all parties
connected via a conference call when the facilities under surveillance
maintain a circuit connection to the call.
(4) Destination. A party or place to which a call is being made (e.g.,
the called party).
(5) Dialed digit extraction. Capability that permits a LEA to receive
on the call data channel digits dialed by a subject after a call is
connected to another carrier's service for processing and routing.
(6) Direction. A party or place to which a call is re-directed or the
party or place from which it came, either incoming or outgoing (e.g., a
redirected-to party or redirected-from party).
(7) IAP. Intercept access point is a point within a carrier's system
where some of the communications or call-identifying information of an
intercept subject's equipment, facilities, and services are accessed.
(8) In-band and out-of-band signaling. Capability that permits a LEA to
be informed when a network message that provides call identifying
information (e.g., ringing, busy, call waiting signal, message light)
is generated or sent by the IAP switch to a subject using the
facilities under surveillance. Excludes signals generated by customer
premises equipment when no network signal is generated.
(9) J-STD-025. The standard, including the latest version, developed by
the Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) and the Alliance for
Telecommunications Industry Solutions (ATIS) for wireline, cellular,
and broadband PCS carriers. This standard defines services and features
to support lawfully authorized electronic surveillance, and specifies
interfaces necessary to deliver intercepted communications and
call-identifying information to a LEA. Subsequently, TIA and ATIS
published J-STD-025-A and J-STD-025-B.
(10) Origin. A party initiating a call (e.g., a calling party), or a
place from which a call is initiated.
(11) Party hold, join, drop on conference calls. Capability that
permits a LEA to identify the parties to a conference call conversation
at all times.
(12) Subject-initiated dialing and signaling information. Capability
that permits a LEA to be informed when a subject using the facilities
under surveillance uses services that provide call identifying
information, such as call forwarding, call waiting, call hold, and
three-way calling. Excludes signals generated by customer premises
equipment when no network signal is generated.
(13) Termination. A party or place at the end of a communication path
(e.g. the called or call-receiving party, or the switch of a party that
has placed another party on hold).
(14) Timing information. Capability that permits a LEA to associate
call-identifying information with the content of a call. A
call-identifying message must be sent from the carrier's IAP to the
LEA's Collection Function within eight seconds of receipt of that
message by the IAP at least 95% of the time, and with the call event
time-stamped to an accuracy of at least 200 milliseconds.
(b) In addition to the requirements in § 1.20006, wireline, cellular,
and PCS telecommunications carriers shall provide to a LEA the
assistance capability requirements regarding wire and electronic
communications and call identifying information covered by J-STD-025
(current version), and, subject to the definitions in this section, may
satisfy these requirements by complying with J-STD-025 (current
version), or by another means of their own choosing. These carriers
also shall provide to a LEA the following capabilities:
(1) Content of subject-initiated conference calls;
(2) Party hold, join, drop on conference calls;
(3) Subject-initiated dialing and signaling information;
(4) In-band and out-of-band signaling;
(5) Timing information;
(6) Dialed digit extraction, with a toggle feature that can
activate/deactivate this capability.
[ 71 FR 38108 , July 5, 2006, as amended at 76 FR 70911 , Nov. 16, 2011]
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