Privacy: An Overview of Federal Statues Governing Wiretapping and Electronic Eavesdropping

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This report provides an overview of federal law governing wiretapping and electronic eavesdropping. It also appends citations to state law in the area and contains a bibliography of legal commentary as well as the text of the Electronic Communications Privacy Act (ECPA) and the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA). This report also includes a brief summary of the recently expired Protect America Act, P.L. 110-55 and of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act of 1978 Amendments Act of 2008, P.L. 110-261 (H.R. 6304).

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Location(s): United States
Creation Date: December 3, 2009
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UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Congressional Research Service Reports
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Creator (Author):
Stevens, Gina

Legislative Attorney

Creator (Author):
Doyle, Charles

Senior Specialist in American Public Law

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Place of Publication: Washington, D.C.
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  • Creation: December 3, 2009
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United States
Description:

This report provides an overview of federal law governing wiretapping and electronic eavesdropping. It also appends citations to state law in the area and contains a bibliography of legal commentary as well as the text of the Electronic Communications Privacy Act (ECPA) and the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA). This report also includes a brief summary of the recently expired Protect America Act, P.L. 110-55 and of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act of 1978 Amendments Act of 2008, P.L. 110-261 (H.R. 6304).

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175 pages.

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UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Congressional Research Service Reports
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