• National Emergency Address Database
  • December 5, 2017 | Author: Benjamin K. Wolf
  • Law Firm: Keller and Heckman LLP - Washington Office
  • Last week, the FCC released a Memorandum Opinion and Order approving the Privacy and Security Plan for the National Emergency Address Database (NEAD) submitted in February of this year by national wireless carriers and the NEAD, LLC. The NEAD relies on media access control (MAC) address and Bluetooth Public Device Address (BT-PDA) information of fixed indoor access points to locate wireless devices being used to call 911 from indoor locations. The NEAD is critical to implement the 911 wireless location accuracy rules adopted by the FCC earlier this year (Vol XII, Issue 6). The Privacy and Security Plan confirms that information submitted to populate the NEAD will not be used for commercial purposes nor will it be disclosed to third parties, including governmental entities, other than for E911 purposes.