B.2 Activation, deactivation and interrogation

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The following picture shows the extract from the reference configuration which is relevant for activation, deactivation and interrogation of the lawful interception for the GPRS system.

Figure B.2: Functional model for GPRS Lawful Interception activation,
deactivation and interrogation

In addition to the typical GPRS functional entities, a new functional entity is introduced – the ADMF – the Lawful Interception administration function. The ADMF:

– interfaces with all the LEAs that may require interception in the PLMN;

– keeps the intercept activities of individual LEAs separate;

– interfaces to the PLMN.

Every physical SGSN or GGSN is linked by an own X1_1p-interface to the ADMF. Consequently, every single SGSN or GGSN performs interception (activation, deactivation, interrogation as well as invocation) independently from other SGSNs or GGSNs. The X0_1-interface represents the interface between the requester of the lawful interception and the Lawful administration function; it is included for completeness, but is beyond the scope of the present document.

The target identity for GPRS interception can be the IMSI, MSISDN or IMEI.

NOTE 1: Interception by MSISDN works only with the basic MSISDN.

In case of location dependent interception the following network/national options exist:

target location versus Interception Areas (IAs) check in the SGSN and Delivery Functions (DFs);

target location versus IAs check in the DFs. (physical co-location of the SGSN and DFs may be required by national law).

NOTE 2: The IA is previously defined by a set of cells. From the location of the target this set of cells permits to find the relevant IAs.

NOTE 3: The GGSN is not used for interception when location dependent interception is invoked in the network.