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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 e-mail, 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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According to a survey by Vox Populi Polling, 84% of Democratic voters and 75% of Republican voters in New Hampshire support an update to the Electronic Communications Privacy Act (ECPA), the 29-year-old law setting standards for government access to email and online communications.
347 (1967), superseded by statute, Electronic Communications Privacy Act of 1986, Pub.
Responding primarily to the need to address digital wiretapping "in light of dramatic changes in new computer and telecommunications technologies," (118) Congress passed the Electronic Communications Privacy Act in 1986.
It's my impression that civil discovery requests to third-party service providers for the content of communication under the Electronic Communications Privacy Act are very unusual and may not be allowed by the statute," Chris Calabrese, legislative counsel for the American Civil Liberties Union, said in email to Credit Union Times.
The panel voted Thursday to make that change to the 1986 Electronic Communications Privacy Act, which needs to be updated to reflect today's expanded use of computer technology in laptops, cell phones and tablets.
It also presents the text of the Electronic Communications Privacy Act and the Foreign Surveillance Act and includes a brief summary of the Protect America Act and the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act of 1978 Amendments Act of 2008.
The most significant digital privacy laws are the federal Electronic Communications Privacy Act (ECPA) and Stored Communications Act (SCA).
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Although there are numerous statutes that regulate government electronic surveillance, (11) this analysis focuses on the Electronic Communications Privacy Act, the Stored Communications Act, and the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act:
The law, Title II of the Electronic Communications Privacy Act, prohibits disclosures of "stored wire and electronic communications and transactional records" by third party Internet service providers (ISPs).
Jerrold Nadler (D-NY), lawmakers heard from several quarters on reforming the Electronic Communications Privacy Act (ECPA) of 1986.
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