Electronic Communications Privacy Act

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Electronic Communications Privacy Act

Legislation in the United States, passed in 1986, that protects most communication sent over a computer network from search or seizure without a warrant. The Act requires law enforcement officials to abide by the same requirements for computer communications as they do for telephone communications. Exemptions established by the Act, such as access to records kept by service providers, have proven controversial.
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The ECPA NSL provision explicitly requires that investigations supporting NSL issuance are not based solely on First Amendment activity.
Leahy) (The ECPA "is one of the Nation's premier digital privacy laws.
This point is reinforced by the fact that when the ECPA was passed
12) The original ECPA was designed as a statutory stand-in for uncertain Fourth Amendment protection.
obtaining location data under ECPA have led commentators and civil
Similarly, a valid ECPA court order could compel Google to disclose the IP address associated with a particular email sent from that account or used to change the account password, along with the non-content portion of email heads such as the "from," "to" and "date" fields, he noted.
2, ECPC and ECPA at the concentrations up to 1 [mu]g/m1 did not show significantly cytotoxicity to PC12 cells when incubated for 24h.
Congress enacted the ECPA as an amendment to Title III of the Omnibus
2009) (interpreting the application of the ECPA and SCA to prohibit county from compelling the disclosure by website chat room provider of user email addresses and other personally identifiable information for the purpose of identifying citizens responsible for posts that were critical of county government officials); Pietrylo v.
Yet after 25 years of innovation, ECPA has fallen badly out of step with the way Americans use information technology.