Choose Your Friends — And Privacy Settings — Wisely

Law360, New York (October 2, 2013, 5:20 PM EDT) -- Congress enacted the Stored Communications Act, 18 U.S.C. §§ 2701–2711, in 1986 to protect the privacy of early electronic communications. The SCA attempts to shield the privacy of these communications much in the same way the Fourth Amendment protects home privacy, albeit not with the same constitutional strength. See generally, Orin S. Kerr, A User’s Guide to the Stored Communications Act, and a Legislator’s Guide to Amending it, 72 Geo. Wash. L. Rev. 1208 (2004) (describing the SCA’s genesis in light of contemporary technology).

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