Volume 102 - Issue 1 Georgetown Law Journal

Self-storage Units and Cloud Computing: Conceptual and Practical Problems with the Stored Communications Act and Its Bar on ISP Disclosures to Private Litigants

The Stored Communications Act (SCA), passed by Congress in 1986 as part of the Electronic Communications Privacy Act, has proven to be a controversial piece of legislation. Although other articles have focused on the SCA’s outdated terminology, confusing language, and nonsensical provisions, this Note criticizes the SCA’s prohibition of certain disclosures by Internet service providers (ISPs) in the context of civil litigation between private parties.

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