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Electronic Communications Privacy Act Edit

Electronic communication means

any transfer of signs, signals, writing, images, sounds, data, or intelligence of any nature transmitted in whole or in part by a wire, radio, electromagnetic, photoelectronic or photooptical system that affects interstate or foreign commerce, but does not include —
(A) any wire or oral communication;
(B) any communication made through a tone-only paging device;
(C) any communication from a tracking device (as defined in section 3117 of this title); or
(D) electronic funds transfer information stored by a financial institution in a communications system used for the electronic storage and transfer of funds."[1]

Web
 browsing 
and
 other Internet 
communications 
are electronic
 communications 
protected 
by 
the 
Wiretap Act.

International law Edit



 Electronic communication means

any communication that the parties make by means of data messages.[2]

References Edit

  1. 18 U.S.C. §2501(12).
  2. United Nations Convention on the Use of Electronic Communications in International Contracts, art. (4)(b).

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