International Telecommunication Union
Telecommunication Standardization Policy DivisionITU Telecommunication Standardization Sector
Technical Aspectsof Lawful Interception
TU-T Technology Watch Report 6May 2008
In this report, Lawful Interception (LI) describes the lawfullyauthorized interception and monitoring of telecommunicationspursuant to an order of a government body, to obtain the forensics necessary for pursuing wrongdoers. LI has existed fromthe times of shortrange telegraphy to today’s worldspanningNext-Generation Networks (NGNs). The report studies thetechnical concepts underlying LI, and describes existingstandardization done in this field.