FCC Approves Privacy, Security Plan for 9-1-1 Indoor Location Database

The FCC approved the privacy and security plan for the National Emergency Address Database, submitted by national wireless carriers AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile USA and Verizon, as well as NEAD LLC. NEAD, which is being developed to identify the dispatchable locations of wireless 9-1-1 callers when the caller is indoors, is a database that will enable wireless providers to use media access control address and Bluetooth public device addresses information of fixed indoor access points to locate wireless devices being used to call 9-1-1.

FCC Approves Privacy, Security Plan for 9-1-1 Indoor Location Database


New APCO Standard Offers Best Practices for Vehicle Telematics 9-1-1 Calls

The Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials International received final approval from the American National Standards Institute for an American National Standard that identifies recommended best practices for public-safety answering points when processing vehicle telematics calls from telematics service providers.