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S. 1973 (105th): Telephone Privacy Act of 1998

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The summary below was written by the Congressional Research Service, which is a nonpartisan division of the Library of Congress, and was published on Apr 23, 1998.

Telephone Privacy Act of 1998 - Amends the Federal criminal code to permit a person to intercept an oral, wire, or electronic communication where: (1) all parties (currently, one party) to the communication have given prior consent; or (2) such person is a party to the communication and the communication conveys threats of physical harm, harassment, or intimidation.