II. Surveillance policy
Decree 75 of 2006 establishes that telecommunications wiretapping services are a national security measure for the investigation, detection, and prosecution of criminal offences.1 Telecommunications firms operating in Colombia must provide infrastructure for communications wiretapping in order to allow the Colombian Attorney General (Fiscal General de la Naci) 2 and other competent authorities to perform interception activities according with the legal provisions and pursuant to judicial order. Accordingly, contractor agreements must include the obligation to prepare the necessary hardware and software to perform the interception. Once the interception is judicially authorized, the Telecommunications Service Operators must provide the Attorney General Office with all information concerning the geographic coordinates of the location of the terminal equipment subject to interception, as well as subscriber data, and the subject identity, invoicing address and type of connection.
- 1. https://www.superservicios.gov.co/basedoc/decreto_nacional.shtml?x=58307
- 2. The Attorney General Office is the State organization in charge of, in coordination with the organizations with Judicial Police functions, dealing with the activities and processes related with the interception of telecommunications services. They are compelled to keep the secrecy of the data and the confidentiality of the information.