Electronic Communications Privacy Act of 1986
The Electronic Communications Privacy Act of 1986 (“ECPA”), Pub. L. No. 99-508, 100 Stat. 1848 (1986), comprised three titles. Title I amended the 1968 federal wiretap statute to cover electronic communications. Title II of ECPA created a new chapter of the criminal code dealing with access to stored communications and transaction records, commonly known as the “Stored Communications Act” or “SCA.” Title III of the ECPA covers pen registers and trap/trace devices.