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Subsentio Calls For An End To “Just In Time” CALEA Solutions



DENVER, Colorado, December 18, 2012 – Subsentio, a Trusted Third Party service bureau for Lawfully Authorized Electronic Surveillance (LAES), today announced that “Just in Time” solutions may not meet the letter or intent of the federal Communications Assistance for Law Enforcement Act (CALEA).

Steve Bock, President of Subsentio explained, “Just in time CALEA solutions are designed so that a Trusted Third Party or service provider can drop ship specialized lawful intercept equipment to a telecommunications service provider, properly install it within the provider’s network, complete interoperability testing and then isolate and securely deliver intelligence to law enforcement “just in time“. When minutes count, this process can take days.”

“Subsentio’s staff, which includes former FBI agents, knows from experience that when law enforcement needs information to apprehend a suspect that time is of the essence. Lives may be on the line, particularly in exigent circumstances situations,” said Mr. Bock. “A recent exigent circumstance case at Subsentio involved the abduction of a child. Through close and immediate coordination with law enforcement and our carrier customer we were providing real-time information to law enforcement within 10 minutes of the request. This would have been impossible if we tried to do it by sending the equipment overnight in a “Just in Time” model.”

Erik Cecil, General Counsel for Subsentio expanded on why “Just in Time” may not be what Congress meant: “CALEA clearly and specifically requires that communications companies ensure they can expeditiously deliver content and call related information following a court order or exigent circumstances request. Minutes are expeditious. Days aren’t. Just as you would expect a 911 emergency to be handled immediately, so too would you want your network to be ready to respond to law enforcement’s call for help within minutes, not a day or two later.”

Subsentio is urging all service providers to proactively meet their federal legal obligations and to serve their customers and communities by having secure, tested, and reliable law enforcement interfaces and compliance capabilities in place at all times.

Carriers nationwide rely upon and trust Subsentio’s time-tested secure lawful intercept solutions to help their local, state and federal law enforcement agencies do what they do best: ensure community safety … expeditiously. Subsentio is so confident in their solutions that all Subsentio Trusted Third Party services are backed by Subsentio’s full indemnification against non-compliance penalties.

Subsentio, Inc. is trusted by both service providers and law enforcement agencies to perform court ordered lawful electronic surveillance. Based in Centennial, CO the company serves landline, mobile wireless, rural local exchange carriers, wireless carriers and national and regional VoIP providers. Additional information is available at


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