Textbook Key

F: Foundations of Information Privacy and Data Protection

US: U.S. Private-sector Privacy

C: Canadian Privacy

E: European Privacy

G: U.S. Government Privacy

IT: Privacy in Information Technology

M: Privacy Program Management

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Stored Communications Act

The Stored Communications Act (SCA) was enacted as part of Electronic Communications Privacy Act in 1986. It generally prohibits the unauthorized acquisition, alteration or blocking of electronic communications while in electronic storage in a facility through which an electronic communications service is provided.

Reference(s) in IAPP Certification Textbooks: US143, 169

Acronym(s): SCA

Associated law(s): The Electronic Communications Privacy Act of 1986 (ECPA)