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Electronic Communications Privacy Act

  • By: Leslie Regan Shade
  • In: Encyclopedia of New Media
  • Edited by: Steve Jones
  • Subject:General Media, Communication & Cultural Studies

The U.S. Electronic Communications Privacy Act (ECPA) of 1986 was created in order to address privacy issues surrounding the pervasiveness of computers and databases in the government and the workplace. Its major provisions include extending privacy protection to email, voice mail, ...

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