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Electronic Communications Privacy Act (ECPA)


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Derived From: CRS 2003 Appendix I: State Statutes Outlawing the Interception of Wire(w), Oral(o) and Electronic Communications(e)

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  • Electronic Communications Privacy Act (ECPA) (Part II): Geolocation Privacy and Surveillance, Hearing Before the Subcomm. on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations, of the H. Comm. on the Judiciary,113th Cong. 50 (2013)
  • testimony of Prof. Matt Blaze, University of Pennsylvania
  • Senate Committee on the Judiciary, " The Electronic Communications Act: Government Perspectives on Protecting Privacy in the Digital Age ," April 6, 2011
  • Electronic Communications Privacy Act and the Revolution in Cloud Computing : Hearing Before the Subcomm. on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties of the H. Comm. on the Judiciary, 111th Cong., Sept. 23, 2010
  • House Committee on the Judiciary, Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties, Hearing on ECPA Reform and the Revolution in Location Based Technologies and Services, June 24, 2010
  • House Judiciary Hearing on: Electronic Communications Privacy Act Reform Wednesday 5/05/2010- 2:00 p.m. 2141 Rayburn House Office Building Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties
  • Statement of Kevin V. Di Gregory, Deputy Assistant Attorney General, US Department of Justice Before the Subcommittee on the Constitution of the House Committee on the Judiciary, The Fourth Amendment and the Internet (April 6, 2000).
  • Testimony Of Jerry Berman Executive Director Electronic Frontier Foundation Accompanied By Ronald L. Plesser Piper & Marbury On Behalf Of The Electronic Frontier Foundation And The Digital Privacy And Security Working Group Concerning The Digital Telephony And Communications Privacy Improvement Act Of 1994 Before The Senate Judiciary Subcommittee On Technology And Law And House Judiciary Subcommittee On Civil And Constitutional Rights March 18, 1994
  • Electronic Communications Privacy Act: Hearings on H.R. 3378 Before the Subcomm. on Courts, Civil Liberties, and the Admin. of Justice, House Comm. on the Judiciary, 99th Cong. 214, 230 (1986)
  • Hearings before the Subcommittee on Patents, Copyrights and Trademarks of the Committee on the Judiciary on Privacy and Electronic Communications, September 12, 1984, S. Hrg. 98-1266 11, R. Rep. No. 800, 65th Cong,, 2d sess. ( 1918), reprinted in Wiretapping, Eavesdropping and the Bill of Rights, Hearings Before the Subcommittee on Constitutional Rights of the Senate Judiciary’ Committee, Part 4, Appendix to Part 3, 86th Cong., 1st sess. 792 ( 1959)
  • Wiretapping Hearings before Subcommittee No. 5. U.S. House of Representatives Judiciary Committee, 84 Cong., 1st sess. 53, 67 (1955)



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