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Electronic communications privacy act of 1986 (ECPA), 18 U.S.C. § 2510-22.

Background.  The Electronic Communications Privacy Act and the Stored Wire Electronic Communications Act are commonly referred together as the Electronic Communications Privacy Act (ECPA) of 1986.  The ECPA updated the Federal Wiretap Act of 1968, which a...