A Maze of Twisty Little Statutes, All Alike: The Electronic Communications Privacy Act of 1986 (ECPA)

8/29/01


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Table of Contents

A Maze of Twisty Little Statutes, All Alike: The Electronic Communications Privacy Act of 1986 (ECPA)

The Computer Crime and Intellectual Property Section

Why You Might Care About ECPA

Why ECPA Matters to Law Enforcement

Substantive Provisions of ECPA

ECPA & The Courts: A Love Affair

The Matrix

Real-Time Acquisition of Communications (Interception)

Relevance to Computer Networks

Exceptions to the General Prohibition

Consent of a Party

System Operator Privileges

Court-Authorized Monitoring

Types of Wiretap Orders You May Encounter

The Matrix

Real-Time Transactional Records

The Matrix

Stored Communications and Historical Records

Dichotomies R Us

Penalties for Stored Records & Communications Violations

Subscriber Content and the System Provider

Public Providers and Permissive Disclosure

Government Access to Stored Communications Content

Government Access to Stored Communications Content

The Matrix

Permissive Disclosure and Non-Content Subscriber Information

The Two Categories of Non-Content Information

Basic Subscriber Information

Transactional Records

Section 2703(d) Court Orders

The Matrix

Summary: Legal Process & ECPA

ECPA In Practice: A Scenario

Preclusion of Notice

2703(f) Requests to Preserve

Summary

Where To Get More Information

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