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ECPA

(Electronic Communications Privacy Act of 1986) Signed into law in 1986, the ECPA extends legal protection against wiretapping and other forms of unauthorized interception to email, cellular telephones, pagers, computer transmissions and communications provided by private communication carriers. It also explicitly allows employers to monitor communications by employees using the employers' equipment. For more information, visit www.usiia.org/legis/ecpa.html and www.eff.org.
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reforming ECPA. (33) While there are a number of ECPA reform proposals
The Senior Fellows wrote to the Pope in their capacity as private individuals and not on behalf of ECPA or the U.S.
Giving notice to employees about the use of key logging software may ensure compliance with the ECPA, but that notice only ensures that one party to the electronic communication has consented to its interception.
Representative Nadler echoed this sentiment during a hearing held by the House Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties regarding ECPA reform:
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* Amending the Electronic Communications Privacy Act (ECPA).