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Interception of communications

occurs where a private communication between two or more parties, sent via a communications handling system, is covertly monitored in order to understand the content. It is not confined to any particular communications handling system; covert monitoring of private messages sent through telephone networks, e-mail systems, pager communications or other wireless transmissions are all examples of interception.[1]

References Edit

  1. Interception of Communications in the United Kingdom: A Consultation Paper, at 7.

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