Saturday, June 8, 2013

Email intercept laws in the USA




Several posts have appeared in this blog regarding email privacy and censorship. These are from 1/13, 4/12, 5/16, 5/24 and 5/27. There has been an explosion of discussion  recently regarding email being intercepted by the NSA and other government agencies. There is still a great deal to be learned from what is really happening. To understand the dynamics best, I have put together a list of  laws which have been enacted regarding email intercept. The next few blogs will provide detail on these and what they are meant to accomplish. It is important to note that there have been communication laws since 1986. The following is a list of these:

ECPA (1986) Electronic Communication and Privacy Act
Calea (1994) Communications Assistance for Law Enforcement
Patriot Act (2001) revised in 2006 Established Homeland Security laws
FISA ((2008) Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act
FAA FISA (2012) Amendments Act

Look for upcoming posts to define what each act is intended to do ...

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