trap and trace device


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trap and trace device

n.
A monitoring device that records addressing information, such as phone numbers or network addresses, about the origins of incoming electronic messages to a particular destination, but does not record the message contents.
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[T]he exception was based on the express representation by the government to Congress that the authority for pen registers and trap and trace devices would not and could not be used to secure location information, the very information the government wants to secure by using a pen register and trap and trace device.
(46) The court's primary concern was with the CALEA caveat discussed earlier limiting access to information disclosing the physical location of the subscriber when sought through a pen register or trap and trace device. In the court's view, this proved insurmountable.
* unlawful use of a pen register or a trap and trace device, 18 U.S.C.
A trap and trace device identifies the source of incoming calls, and a pen register indicates the numbers called from a particular phone.
Under this provision, (14) the Attorney General or a designated attorney for the Government may apply for an ex parte court order authorizing the use of a pen register or trap and trace device to a Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISC) judge or to a U.S.
If known, the order must identify the person to whom the telephone line or other facility to which the pen register or trap and trace device is to be attached is leased or in whose name it is listed.
The government has been given narrowly confined authority to engage in electronic surveillance, conduct physical searches, install and use pen registers and trap and trace devices for law enforcement purposes under the Electronic Communications Privacy Act and for purposes of foreign intelligence gathering under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act.
Blinka present commentaries on such topics as screening passengers and property, authorization for interception of wire, oral, or electronic communications, wire and electronic communications interception and video surveillance, pen registers and trap and trace devices, mobile tracking and thermal imaging devices, and electronic communication and transactional records.
The three primary techniques of lawfully authorized electronic surveillance available to law enforcement are pen registers, trap and trace devices, and content interceptions.