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[2ShidlerJLComTech018] Applying the Wiretap Act to Online Communications after United States v. Councilman

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dc.contributor.author Shidler Journal of Law, Commerce and Technology
dc.contributor.author Belskis, Jessica
dc.date.accessioned 2010-06-02T17:54:24Z
dc.date.available 2010-06-02T17:54:24Z
dc.date.issued 2006-04-14
dc.identifier.citation 2 Shidler J. L. Com. & Tech. 18 (Apr.14, 2006) en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1547-0695
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1773.1/382
dc.description.abstract Abstract: This article examines the federal Wiretap Act and its application to online communications in light of the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit’s recent decision in United States v. Councilman. The federal Wiretap Act places legal limits on the surveillance of electronic communications, but courts struggle to make sense of its application to online communications. Formerly, courts held that the Wiretap Act did not apply to the retrieval of communications from places of electronic storage. However, in United States v. Councilman, the First Circuit suggests that retrieval of emails from temporary places of electronic storage fall within the Wiretap Act. In order to avoid liability, businesses that monitor customers online should seek customer consent and familiarize themselves with different interpretations of the federal statute as well as various state wiretap statutes. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Seattle: Shidler Journal of Law, Commerce and Technology, University of Washington School of Law en_US
dc.subject Corporate & Commercial en_US
dc.title [2ShidlerJLComTech018] Applying the Wiretap Act to Online Communications after United States v. Councilman en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.rights.holder Copyright 2006 by Jessica Belskis en_US


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