Technological Changes Require Rewriting of ECPA and SCA

, The Legal Intelligencer


The Electronic Communications Privacy Act, 18 U.S.C. §§2501 et seq., the Stored Communications Act, 18 U.S.C. §§2501 et seq. and their state law counterparts in Pennsylvania at, respectively, 18 Pa.C.S. §5701 et seq. and 18 Pa.C.S. §5741 et seq., are the federal and state laws that, inter alia, set forth what protections email and cellphone users have for their emails stored by Internet service providers, and records of email and cellphone connectivity and usage stored by ISPs and cellphone carriers.

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