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Topic: Insider Access for Law Enforcement -- Legal or Not?
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Law enforcement agencies use digital technologies to capture and record Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) conversations (to implement court-authorized wiretaps). The following resources discuss various aspects of the legal issues and concerns which arise during the collection of evidence from digital wiretaps or harvesting of data from live networks during the course of an investigation.
1. Timberg, C., & Nakashima, E. (2012, July 25). Skype makes chats and user data more available to police. The Washington Post. Retrieved from http://www.washingtonpost.com/business/economy/skype-makes-chats-and-user-data-more-available-to-police/2012/07/25/gJQAobI39W_story.html
2. Office of Justice Programs. (2008). Voice over Internet Protocol fact sheet. Retrieved from http://www.nij.gov/topics/technology/communication/voip/welcome.htm
3. Office of Justice Programs. (2006, February). Telephony implications of Voice over Internet Protocol. In Short: Toward Criminal Justice Solutions. Retrieved from https://www.ncjrs.gov/pdffiles1/nij/212976.pdf
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Using a textbook, the three sources above, and/or additional authoritative sources, identify and research three legal issues (e.g. constitutional rights, preservation of evidence, and preservation of evidence) that could arise if a VoIP service provider gives law enforcement officials inside access to its networks for the purposes of capturing and recording Voice over IP conversations.
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Summarize your research into legal issues associated with service providers giving insider access for the purposes of capturing and recording VoIP conversations. Your summary must include three or more legal issues and be supported by authoritative sources. Cite your sources using APA style in-text citations and provide a list of references at the end of your posting.
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